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PS you need the U in Labour when referring to the UK political party, it's a proper name so the spelling you'd usually use isn't correct.
The UK Parliament is completely FPTP in how elections are run. There is some proportionality in the devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Personally I seriously doubt Duverger's law. The British experience in both national and local elections is of multi-way votes. Some constituencies are three or four way ties, although there are also plenty of 'safe' seats too where the winner is obvious. Where I live the winner got 57% of the vote and UKIP, Labour and the Lib Dems got fairly even levels of votes each. Then there was a tail of smaller parties. That's pretty typical in British elections. Local government is pretty similar. There are councils that regularly change hands and have councillors from more than two parties.
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