What are the political parties in England?

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May 26, 2009 9:58PM

There are numerous parties, but the House of Commons is much like any two party system where some are left of center in their politics and some are right of center. The Labour Party is currently the leadership party in England and represents centrist to left-wing politics and includes all members of the Co-operative Party in its voting block. The Loyal Opposition representing right of center thought is the Conservative Party. A third party with increasing influence is the Liberal Democrats who are in most cases solidly in the center of politics of most issues. There are several extremist parties such as the far-right, racist, British National Party (BNP), active in England and the rest of the UK who, whilst not currently holding any seats in the main UK Parliament, nevertheless have substantial followings, and in the case of the UK Independent Party seats in the European Parliament.