A minority Labour government? Yes, but with left policies

Socialist Campaign for a Labour Victory

By Colin Foster

Probably neither Tories nor Labour will have a clear majority after 7 May. The new administration will be either a coalition, or a minority government dependent on deals with other parties.

Constitutionally, David Cameron remains prime minister until a new government is formed, however badly he does on 7 May.

Coalitions and minority governments have been common in British political history, and are the rule rather than the exception in many countries. The difference this time is that the jockeying for position after election day may be long.

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