Can and should FPTP survive the rise of UKIP

UKIP have been riding high in the polls for months now. The rise of UKIP has led to some to question whether our constitution is fit for purpose in the age of either a four party or perhaps genuinely multiparty system in British politics.

The spectre of the SDPs success in the opinion polls and relative failure in the 1983 General Election looms large in the minds of most political commentators. Despite their popularity the system is stacked against UKIP.

This article looks at whether or not FPTP can continue to survive.


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