The impact of coalition government

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The prime minister has to divide cabinet seats between the coalition partners.
2010 cabinet made up of 18 Conservatives and 5 Liberal Democrats.
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The prime minister has to negotiate policy with their coalition partners.
David Cameron had to negotiate with the Liberal Democrats in 2010.
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Collective responsibility comes under stress because the government is made up of competing parties. Some policies cannot be agreed and result in ‘agreements to differ’.
In 2010 some Liberal Democrats did not support the move towards more nuclear power generation, but had to support specific cabinet decisions to build new nuclear power stations.
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The power of the prime minister is reduced, as they do not lead a completely united government.
The march 2012 budget was a compromise. The Conservatives were not united with the Liberal Democrats when it came to increasing the taxes on the very rich.
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New appointments to cabinet need to be agreed with the leader of the coalition partner.
Nick Clegg had to consult David Cameron in 2010 coalition.
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There is a deputy prime minister
Nick Clegg Liberal Democrats 2010.
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The prime minister has to negotiate policy with their coalition partners.

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David Cameron had to negotiate with the Liberal Democrats in 2010.

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Collective responsibility comes under stress because the government is made up of competing parties. Some policies cannot be agreed and result in ‘agreements to differ’.

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The power of the prime minister is reduced, as they do not lead a completely united government.

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New appointments to cabinet need to be agreed with the leader of the coalition partner.

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