- General Election 2019—hung parliaments
- What are the possible outcomes of a hung parliament in a general election? In what circumstances can a party attempt to form a coalition under the UK electoral system?
- Do hung Parliaments bring with them any legal problems? To what extent can these be planned for and avoided by the parties?
- Do some electoral systems create more hung parliaments than others? Are there any advantages to a hung Parliament?
- Are coalitions purely a political negotiation? What is needed in order to create a functioning coalition in the event of a hung Parliament?
- How many parties need to be involved for a coalition to secure a working majority in the House of Commons?
Public Law analysis: What options does a UK political party have if they fail to win sufficient seats to command a majority in the House of Commons? Alexander Campbell, barrister at Field Court Chambers, examines the law and requirements around hung parliaments in the UK recalling the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition of 2010.
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