Reasons why the government dominates parliament

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The government can claim a mandate from the people; therefore parliament lacks the legitimate right to ignore the mandate.
The Conservatives were voted in by the electorate meaning they have the authority to rule and parliament cannot change this.
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Governments normally have a clear majority meaning it can count on the majority of support.
Conservatives 327 won 2015.
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Party loyalty is strong.
Political parties are unified and there are Party Whips to keep rebels in line, with possibility of ‘de-selection’ by the party.
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Patronage is a key factor, meaning MPs remain loyal to improve their chances of promotion.
Michael Gove, the former chief whip, was promoted to the post of Justice Secretary in 2015.
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The House of Lords’ influence is limited by statute and convention.
They can only block legislation for up to a year.
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Governments normally have a clear majority meaning it can count on the majority of support.

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Conservatives 327 won 2015.

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Party loyalty is strong.

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Patronage is a key factor, meaning MPs remain loyal to improve their chances of promotion.

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The House of Lords’ influence is limited by statute and convention.

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