assess the state of the main political parties UK as of 2014

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Assess the state of the parties as at September 2014

The conservative party, the party that gained 306 seats in the 2010 general election and had to form a coalition with the liberal democrats by missing out by 20 seats to gain full control of the country, which in turn leads me on to my first success of the Conservatives, the way they have kept the coalition together. Cameron believed the coalition could 'act for the long term and big decisions for the future'. To the surprise of many opposition parties they have gained enough momentum to make a charge for the next general election. A big debate of the current times is the Scottish referendum, which confirmed a 'No' vote. This referendum could have been both good and bad for Cameron and the conservatives. In the end it turned out to be good. The vote was No and Cameron got off with only a scare as it was him who allowed the referendum itself to take place.

He put in danger the family of UK countries, but because of this it allowed Cameron to keep his job and left him with a strong chance of running for PM for a second term. If Cameron had gone the chance of success at the next general election with only a few months to go was very unlikely. Another positive for the Tory's is the way they have dealt with the mess of the country that the Labour Party left them, Cameron had a large job on his hands as he took the place of the voted 'third worst post-war prime minister'. Cameron since then has reduced the deficit so dealing with the debts in the long term of the country. Has cut income tax for 25M people, frozen fuel duty,