When historians open their laptops and look back at the latter half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, one of the key psephological trends they will notice is the decline of the two main political parties’ vice-like grip on the electoral system.
Political expert Professor Tim Bale says history will not judge Theresa May kindly. The British Prime Minister is today widely expected to announce the date she will step down as Prime Minister. She is to shortly meet Graham Brady, chairman of the Conservative MPs' backbench 1922 committee.
With May's looming departure, a leadership void might not only appear in the Conservative Party but also in the prime minister's office as well. But who do the oddsmakers think to have the best chance to take the helm of Britain's oldest political party and perhaps the UK as a whole?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May was in Bristol Friday, campaigning for her Conservative Party ahead of next weekend's European Parliament elections. It comes after the Labour Party announced that talks with the Conservatives to end the Brexit stalemate had collapsed.