The Labor Party and the Conservative Party have together been one of the most domineering forces in the UK elections but their time now seems to be at an end. In a recent poll survey by YouGov, it was shown that the regional dominance of the two parties has substantially declined n the last two years. Once, the two parties stood at a collective dominance of over 80 percent of the vote share, but then in recent times, it has dwindled down to around 40 percent. And the change has not come in a very large time but a relatively shorter span. Just eighteen months ago, the Labor Party had more than 50 percent of the vote share in the Wales alone but that has come down to a little over 20 percent now. There are regional parties that are taking the center stage now.
This forecast comes on the back of fears that this might be the Labor Party’s worst ever performance. Never has it ever been subjected to such low rates of approval (which mirror in the vote share). It is expected to take a big blow when the elections happen. Also, a number of constituencies are expected to change hands this time. These forecast spell trouble for the Labor Party as well as the Conservative Party; the two were largely viewed as being the two powerhouses in the political jungle. Of late, the UK is seeing a rise in the popularity of many smaller parties that are nowhere near as old as the two giants of this race. But they seem to gain ground as the two behemoths continue to lose ground. The future does not look bright if the fall in vote share continues to happen as they are right now.
The only silver lining that is now visible is the history and experience of the two parties. The political heavyweights are some of the oldest parties in the fray and know how to weather out a rough and unfavorable season. They can only wish to hang on for the time being and expect that the political scenario changes as the time progresses. There is much disturbance in the UK political scenario regarding the Brexit deal. That also seems to have added fuel to the fire that was already burning. Individual parties are popping up that claim to represent the interest of the constituency in which they serve.
This is something that was unprecedented in the UK political scenario, a blow this big would mean that the traditional support that was being offered to the parties is now over and they must start anew and take remedial measures to reverse this loss of votes. Being in power in the center is not going to be easy if the regional votes continue to decline. The recent polls show results that are difficult to describe but if anything they can be ruled as a major blow to the political roots of the two parties.