Political system in turmoil 100 days ahead of the General Election

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Political system in turmoil 100 days ahead of the General Election

With only 100 days to the General Election, the political system is in a state of flux.

The traditional two-party race between the Conservatives and Labour is beginning to look like a relic and UKIP, The Green Party and the SNP all compete to lure uncertain voters into their folds. 

With the polls recording different results daily, the pressure has dramatically increased for the coming 100 days.

Jamie Willard from research agency TNS UK joined Headline London to discuss the swirling political landscape. 

It is thought that the most likely result will be a coalition. This means so-called smaller parties are incredibly important as they could help form a government.

According to recent polls, the SNP could have the most influence on what government is formed. 

Jamie says the collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote means that many of these smaller parties are seeing themselves earning the “protest” vote. 

Jamie also discusses the importance of the economy and the NHS to the pre-election debates, which will be the policies that the Conservatives and Labour promote. 

Jamie says the polls indicate the most likely result is a Conservative coalition government. 

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