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Party UK House of Commons members Scottish Parliament members National Assembly for Wales members Northern Ireland Assembly members European Parliament members Notes
Conservative Party 331 17 12 0 25 Centre-right party which can be loosely divided into three categories, though with considerable overlap: The Thatcherites, who strongly support a free market and tend to be Eurosceptic, the economically moderate but socially conservative One Nation Conservatives, and the libertarian Conservative Way Forward, which is also relatively Eurosceptic.
Labour Party 232
(inc Lab Co-op)
46
(inc 9 as Lab Co-op)
26
(inc 4 as Lab Co-op)
N/A 13 Centre-left; historically allied to Trade unions; mixed market (Third Way) policies have replaced its earlier more socialist platform in recent years; supports greater European integration.
Liberal Democrats 9 16 6 N/A 11 Traditionally centrist, had drifted slightly to the left since the emergence of New Labour while remaining socially progressive but now moved towards a tax-cutting agenda; strongly supports greater European integration. Promote social liberalism; opposing what they call the 'nanny state', while supporting the welfare state for the basic necessities of life.
Democratic Unionist Party 8 N/A N/A 36 1 More hardline Unionist party in Northern Ireland, has a socially right-wing political agenda, with historical ties to Protestant working classes, thus a centre-left economic history until recently.
Scottish National Party 54 47 N/A N/A 2 Centre-left party in favour of Scottish independence.
Sinn Féin 5 N/A N/A 28 1 Irish Republican party in Northern Ireland, supports the idea of a full irish republic without any interference from the british house of commons; abstentionist.
Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales 3 N/A 15 N/A 1 Centre-left party in favour of Welsh independence.
Social Democratic and Labour Party 3 N/A N/A 16 0 Constitutional Irish nationalist party in Northern Ireland, has a centre-left and social democratic political orientation.
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 1 N/A N/A 7 0 Liberal party in Northern Ireland that aims to breakdown sectarian divisions between Catholics and Protestants. Has a neutral stance on the Constitutional issue of Northern Ireland's status and is linked with the Liberal Democrats.
Green Party of England and Wales 1 N/A 0 N/A 2 Generally centre-left, environmentalist party. Favours British republicanism
Ulster Unionist Party 0 N/A N/A 18 1 Unionist party in Northern Ireland which is traditionally an amalgam of the political spectrum, considered more moderate than the Democratic Unionist Party.
UK Independence Party 0 0 0 0 13 Eurosceptic, conservative and populist party which favours withdrawal from the European Union, small government and economic liberalism.
Scottish Green Party 0 2 N/A N/A 0 Environmentalist party in favour of Scottish independence.
Progressive Unionist Party N/A N/A N/A 1 0 Loyalist party in Northern Ireland broadly sympathetic to the Labour Party, has links to a loyalist paramilitary, the Ulster Volunteer Force.
Green Party in Northern Ireland 0 N/A N/A 1 0 Environmentalist party in Northern Ireland.

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