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Minor Political Parties

Gresham College
Event organized by Gresham College

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Watch the live-stream of the lecture here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1eJBNxEoH0

In the past, these were of two types (1) Breakaway parties such as the Liberal Unionists before the First World War and the SDP in the 1980s or (2) Extremist parties such as the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s and the Communist Party. Most of them have been unsuccessful. The United Kingdom Independence Party is an exception.

In 2015, UKIP showed itself the most successful minor party in British history, winning one-eighth of the vote. Since then, it has been in decline. What is the explanation of the failure of the minor parties?

For all information about this free public lecture by Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA, please visit the Gresham College event's page: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/minor-political-parties

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.