Who are you going to vote for in the UK General Election (7th May 2015)Posted by: RichardOfTheM
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Liberal DemocratsThe Liberal Democrats, formerly The Social and Liberal Democrats and The Democrats, are a social-liberal political party in the United Kingdom. Its leader Nick Clegg claims the party is of the radical centre, though its membership is on the centre l... eft. It is the third-largest party in the UK in both number of seats in the House of Commons and number of councillors.The party was formed in 1988 by a merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party. The two parties had formed the electoral SDP–Liberal Alliance for seven years prior. The Liberals had been in existence for 129 years and in power under leaders such as Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George. During these times in government, the Liberals are credited with the Liberal Reforms, which saw the creation of the welfare state. In the 1920s, the Labour Party replaced the Liberals as the largest opponent of the Conservative Party.Nick Clegg was elected leader in 2007. At the 2010 general election, the Liberal Democrats won 57 seats with 23% of the vote, making them the third-largest party in the House of Commons behind the Conservatives with 307 and Labour with 258 more
Maybe UKIP if they actually get round to publishing a manifesto...
Is the political situation in the UK as bad as it is in the US? (Conservatives fight Liberals on EVERYTHING that we try to do)
Actually currently in the UK the Conservatives and the Lib Dems are in a Coalition with each other. So I imagine that there much less disagreement between the parties than in the US
Npeterso2918- You say you are a socialist on your profile so why did you go for lib dems who are centre. Looking at your issues you are probably more like Respect party
But in America liberal is a term for left wingers as opposed to our liberal democrats who are centre. So if you mean liberal in the American sense than yes other conservatives and I would say the Labour Party and the lunatic Green Party are a bunch of tossers.
Yeh I am 13 but I still chose Conservative because they are who I would choose if I could vote.