The United Kingdom election of 2010

John Curtice, Stephen D. Fisher

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After three electoral victories in a row, but then an extended period of unpopularity, Labour lost power. The Conservatives failed to secure an overall majority for themselves. Together with the Liberal Democrats the Conservatives formed the first peacetime coalition since the 1930s. Instead of being exceptional, coalitions may occur more frequently in future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-237
Number of pages4
JournalElectoral Studies
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2010
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • United Kingdom
  • Great Britain
  • elections
  • government formation
  • electoral system


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