Ask the Expert: Will the 2019 General Election be the death of the UK’s two-party system?

This event from the UK think tank Social Market Foundation will look at whether the UK’s two-party system will survive after the General Election of 2019.

Will the performance of the UK’s smaller parties decide the outcome of the 2019 General Election? Join the Social Market Foundation for an election special event as we discuss whether the UK’s two-party system will survive into 2020.


Professor Roger Awan-Scully (Cardiff University) author of The End of British Party Politics? (2018), will take us across the devolved nations and discuss how the fragmentation of party politics in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland might stack up in the next Parliament.

Paula Surridge (University of Bristol) will be exploring a number of scenarios in which the UK’s smaller parties might play a decisive role in the outcome of the election, including addressing the Brexit Party’s decision to stand down in Conservative seats and the effectiveness of the Unite to Remain alliance.

Further speakers to be announced

Chair: James Kirkup, Director, Social Market Foundation


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