Two heads are better than one? Assessing the implications of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition for UK politics

  title={Two heads are better than one? Assessing the implications of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition for UK politics},
  author={Elizabeth Evans},
  journal={Political Science},
  pages={45 - 60}
The Westminster model is recognized the world over as delivering strong, stable one-party government with hung parliaments an anomaly. The recent UK general election has proved the exception to the rule, with 2010 providing the first hung parliament since 1974. Unlike the 1974 minority administration, 2010 saw the formation of a coalition government for the first time in over 70 years. Bringing together the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, two parties not seen as natural bedfellows, the… 
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