The inconclusive general election result on 6 May 2010 paved the way for the first hung parliament in 36 years, the first coalition government in 65 years and potentially for far-reaching and ground-breaking changes to our unwritten UK constitution.
After five days of negotiation between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, an agreement was reached on 11 May 2010.
The agreement covered a wide range of issues, but those affecting our future unwritten constitution are potentially particularly significant.
Five-year fixed-term Parliaments
The new Lib/Con coalition government “agreed to put a binding motion” before the House of Commons in the first days following the agreement stating ...
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