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How effectively has the UK constitution been reformed since 1997? (40 marks)
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When Labour came to power in 1997 it was determined to reform the UK constitution significantly.
This was partly because it was a popular idea but they also wanted to create more democracy and to

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The reforms under the coalition government are new and it is too early to say how effective they will
be. The idea of fixed-term parliaments certainly gives an element of certainty in an uncertain political
world. It also takes away from the prime minister a key power of the election…


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