UK Political Parties

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Which political party replaced the Liberal Party as the main anti-Tory opposition party in the UK?

Labour Party

Which political party overtook the Liberal Democrats in terms of seats and UK political party membership in the 2015 general election?

Scottish National Party

Which electoral system in the UK disadvantages small parties on a UK-wide scale?

First-past-the-post

Which voting system has been adopted for elections to the Scottish Parliament, the Senedd, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and the London Assembly?

Proportional representation

Which party delivered a petition demanding electoral reform after the 2015 general election?

Green Party of England and Wales

Which act created a register of political parties in the UK?

Registration of Political Parties Act 1998

Which political party began to lean towards the left in the late 19th century?

Liberal Party

Which party split off from the Liberal Party over Irish Home Rule and moved closer to the Conservatives over time?

Liberal Unionists

Which party dominated British politics until the 1920s, when it declined in popularity?

Liberal Party

Which party has alternated in government with the Conservative Party in the UK?

Labour Party

Which act of Parliament governs the use of registered party names on ballot papers in the United Kingdom?

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

What label can candidates who do not belong to a registered party use on ballot papers in the United Kingdom?

The label 'Independent'

As of 2 August 2019, how many registered political parties were there in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

408

Before the middle of the 19th century, politics in the United Kingdom was dominated by which two groups?

The Whigs and the Tories

What were the Whigs and the Tories in the United Kingdom before the middle of the 19th century?

Loose alliances of interests and individuals

Which group in the United Kingdom was associated with the landed gentry and the Church of England and Scotland?

The Tories

Which group in the United Kingdom included many leading aristocratic dynasties committed to the Protestant succession?

The Whigs

What did the Tories evolve into by the mid 19th century in the United Kingdom?

The Conservative Party

What did the Whigs evolve into by the mid 19th century in the United Kingdom?

The Liberal Party

Which act of Parliament established the Electoral Commission's Register of Political Parties in the United Kingdom?

The Electoral Commission Act 2000

Which of the following is true about political parties in the United Kingdom?

Some political parties in the UK have representation in the House of Commons and other UK legislatures.

Which of the following is NOT a category of political parties without representation in the House of Commons?

Defunct

Which of the following is true about the list of notable minor parties in the United Kingdom?

Only parties that have received significant independent coverage are included in this list.

Which of the following is true about political parties in Northern Ireland?

Some political parties in Northern Ireland have representation in the House of Commons and other UK legislatures.

Which of the following is true about political parties in Scotland?

Some political parties in Scotland have representation in the House of Commons and other UK legislatures.

Which of the following is NOT listed as a separate category of political parties in the United Kingdom?

Historical

Which of the following is true about political parties in Wales?

Some political parties in Wales have representation in the House of Commons and other UK legislatures.

Which of the following is true about political parties in the Isle of Man?

No political parties in the Isle of Man have representation in the House of Commons.

Which of the following is true about political parties in Gibraltar?

No political parties in Gibraltar have representation in the House of Commons.

Which of the following is true about the list of political parties in the United Kingdom opposed to austerity?

There is no list of political parties in the United Kingdom opposed to austerity.

Test your knowledge on the Electoral Commission's Register of Political Parties in the UK. Learn about the laws governing party registration and discover the details of registered party names.

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