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meli77
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Hi,

Could someone please check this paragraph for me and give me some feedback? Thank you!

Evaluate the view that the UK has a multi-party system.

The UK does indeed have a multi-party system. A multi-party system is where many parties compete for power and the government consists of a series of coalitions formed by different combinations of parties. In the UK, there are 500 parties which means that the electorate is used to voting for smaller parties. This is proven by the fact that in the 2015 general election, 13.5% of UK voters and 61% of Scottish voters backed parties other than the ‘big two’, showing how the electorate is perfectly capable of supporting smaller parties that don’t reflect the notions of the Conservative and Labour parties. Furthermore, UKIP achieved 124 second places in the 2015 election, and the SNP won 56 seats. This is significant as it shows that any party that was able to mobilise non-voters would stand a chance of winning the elections – in the 2015 general election, that was 34% of registered voters. However, some could argue that the UK doesn’t have a multi-party system because realistically the Labour and Conservative Parties are the only parties that have a chance of forming a government of being the senior partner in a coalition at Westminster. Indeed in 2017, both parties won 82% of the popular vote, meaning that more than 2/3 of the electorate has voted for the ‘big two’. Even in 2015, both parties won 67% of the popular vote and 65% in 2010, suggesting that the majority of the electorate leaves aside the minor parties and explicitly shows that they stand loyal to their parties. Hence, although the UK is traditionally said to operate under a two-party system, the rise of the support of smaller parties such as UKIP and SNP suggest that such a description may no longer be as appropriate as it once was.
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this is amazing! welldone
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thank you!
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