Read about the 1983 general election in which incumbent Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Conservative) won a landslide over both the Labour Party (led by Michael Foot) and the Alliance between the Liberals and SDP (led by David Steel and Roy Jenkins). The Alliance nearly won as many votes as Labour, but won far fewer seats.


Voting systems matter: the overlooked lesson from Macron for British politics

There are definitely things the UK Liberal Democrats could and should learn from Emmanuel Macron’s success in France. … Read the full post »