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Parties and Elections in Europe

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Queen: Elizabeth II. · Prime Minister: Boris Johnson (CON) · Governing party: CON Legislative elections: House of Commons, 5-year term, 650 seats, FPTP:
Party 2017 2015 Conservative and Unionist Party (CON)
  
Conservatism
Economic liberalism
Euroscepticism 42,4% 318 36,9% 331 Labour Party (LAB)  
  
Social democracy  
  40,0% 262 30,4% 232 Liberal Democrats (LD)  
 
Liberalism
Social liberalism 7,4% 12 7,9% 8 Scottish National Party (SNP)  
 
Separatism
Social democracy 3,0% 35 4,7% 56 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)  
  
Euroscepticism
Right-wing populism
Economic liberalism 1,8% - 12,6% 1 Green Party of England and Wales (GP)  
 
Green politics 
  1,6% 1 3,8% 1 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
   Unionism
National conservatism
Social conservatism 0,9% 10 0,6% 8 Sinn Féin (SF)  
   United Ireland
Democratic socialism 0,7% 7 0,6% 4 Plaid Cymru (PC)  
    Separatism
Social democracy 0,5% 4 0,6% 3 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)  
   United Ireland
Social democracy 0,3% - 0,3% 3 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)  
   Unionism
Conservatism 0,3% - 0,4% 2 Independents 1,1% 1 1,2%  1 Others - - Total - 650 -  650 Turnout 68,7%  66,1%

 © 2017 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: BBC (http://www.bbc.com).

Archive: Legislative elections, 1992-2015 ( For full coverage, 1945-present, click here):

1992 1997 2001 2005 2010 2015 CON % 41,9 30,6 31,7 32,3 36,1 36,9   S. 336 165 166 197 307 331 LAB % 34,4 43,2 40,7 35,2 29,0 30,4   S. 271 419 413 356 258 232 UKIP % - 0,3 1,5 2,2 3,1 12,6   S. - - - - - 1 LD % 17,8 16,7 18,3 22,0 23,0 7,9   S. 20 46 52 62 57 8 SNP % 1,8 2,0 1,8 1,5 1,7 4,7   S. 3 6 5 6 6 56 GP % 0,5 0,3 0,6 1,0 0,9 3,8   S. - - - - 1 1 DUP % 0,3 0,3 0,7 0,9 0,6 0,6   S. 3 2 5 9 8 8 PC % 0,4 0,5 0,7 0,6 0,6 0,6   S. 4 4 4 3 3 3 SF % 0,2 0,4 0,7 0,6 0,6 0,6   S. - 2 4 5 5 4 UUP (UCU) % 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,5 0,3 0,4   S. 9 10 6 1 - 2 SDLP % 0,6 0,6 0,6 0,5 0,4 0,3   S. 4 3 3 3 3 3 Others % 1,3 4,3 1,9 2,7 3,7 1,2   S. 1 2 1 3 2 1 Total S. 651 659 659 645 650 650 Turnout % 77,7 71,4 59,4 61,4 65,1 66,1
Abbreviations: CON: Conservative and Unionist Party; LAB: Labour Party; UKIP: UK Independence Party; LD: Liberal Democrats; SNP: Scottish National Party; GP: Green Party of England and Wales; DUP: Democratic Unionist Party; PC: Plaid Cymru-The Party of Wales; SF: We Ourselves; UUP: Ulster Unionist Party (2010: Ulster Conservatives and Unionists-New Force, UCU); SDLP: Social Democratic and Labour Party. © 2017 Wolfram Nordsieck.