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GIS Essay: What a swell party this is
Britain’s political parties have been fading in the 21st century in terms of membership, popular support and relevance to citizens. To many, traditional parties seem more a part of the problem than the solution. Can parties be salvaged? Do we still need them? David Alton, a member of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom for 18 years and now an Independent Crossbench Life Peer, shares his unique perspective on the parties’ weaknesses and enduring strength.