The Conservative Party’s success in forming a unified national party has had another longer term outcome – it has initiated a second round of minority governments. The first round, the 17 years from 1957 to 1974, saw five minority governments. Subsequently, since 1974 there has been only one – Joe Clark’s government in 1979. Why were there successive majority governments during the past 30 years and why are minority governments now likely to become the norm?
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