There are 306 Conservative MPs and 57 Lib Dems, but as the government is a coalition (a very rare thing in UK Politics – http://www.politicsresources.net/area/uk/ge10/results.htm), the Lib Dems have a very significant role. The debates leading up to the March 21st Budget reveal a large Lib Dem input…Read this link to get more from the story – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9076985/Treasury-rules-out-marriage-tax-breaks.html – It is clear that the 57 Liberal Democrats have more sway than perhaps their vote share warrants. Also take a look at some of the useful links below for more info on UK Politics.
Below is a useful website for information on parliamentary work:
This webpage is an excellent link to a multitude of British Politics websites. Absolutely everything you need to learn about UK Politics!
- Boundary changes could leave Lib Dems with 11 seats (independent.co.uk)
- Why Borgen’s all the buzz at Westminster (bbc.co.uk)
- Chris Huhne reshuffle is a missed opportunity to promote women (guardian.co.uk)