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    If on May 8th there is no outright winner so it's coalition time again and maybe this time with more then two parties i/e Tories/Libs/Dup/Ukip (?) as seen in Guardian,what happens if one of the 'partners' walks-out ? Can a vote of confidence be called for ? How does it work in a fixed term parliament ? Could we be voting again this year ? http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...oll-projection

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      Parliament can vote for a dissolution... if no one is able to govern. However, I am sure the larger parties would be pretty keen to avoid being seen to be responsible for such a decision.
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      Parliament can vote for a dissolution... if no one is able to govern. However, I am sure the larger parties would be pretty keen to avoid being seen to be responsible for such a decision.
      IIRC it has to be a vote by two-thirds: the Tories put that in to stop Lib Dems and Labour ganging up with SNP/PC and forcing a no-confidence vote
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      IIRC it has to be a vote by two-thirds: the Tories put that in to stop Lib Dems and Labour ganging up with SNP/PC and forcing a no-confidence vote
      No... Labours 4-year-term and Conservatives 'enhanced 55% majority' were both voted down... so it is a straight majority vote.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Leekbrookgull View Post
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      If on May 8th there is no outright winner so it's coalition time again and maybe this time with more then two parties i/e Tories/Libs/Dup/Ukip (?) as seen in Guardian,what happens if one of the 'partners' walks-out ? Can a vote of confidence be called for ? How does it work in a fixed term parliament ? Could we be voting again this year ? http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...oll-projection
      This is quite interesting: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...election-works
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      IIRC it has to be a vote by two-thirds: the Tories put that in to stop Lib Dems and Labour ganging up with SNP/PC and forcing a no-confidence vote
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      Labours 4-year-term and Conservatives 'enhanced 55% majority' were both voted down... so it is a straight majority vote.
      So, actually, both situation are possible...

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      What happens if there is a hung parliament but a government can be formed with a Lib Dem coalition, and Clegg has lost his seat?

      Will there be an interim deputy PM like Lord Pantsdown whilst the Lib Dems elect a new leader ?
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      What happens if there is a hung parliament but a government can be formed with a Lib Dem coalition, and Clegg has lost his seat?

      Will there be an interim deputy PM like Lord Pantsdown whilst the Lib Dems elect a new leader ?
      There is no requirement for the larger party to have a DPM from the smaller party, that was just a convenient offer for Cameron to persuade Clegg over the line.
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      There is no requirement for the larger party to have a DPM from the smaller party, that was just a convenient offer for Cameron to persuade Clegg over the line.
      I see, thanks. I wonder how vulnerable Clegg's seat is this time.
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      I see, thanks. I wonder how vulnerable Clegg's seat is this time.
      He will hold - with a reduced majority.
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