Comparing British political parties

In the textbook we look at the main beliefs of the three largest political parties in Parliament. These parties continue to maintain a vigorous political debate and they often use fairly strong language (usually polite!) to attack each other.

UK parties

The internet allows you to keep right up to date with what the parties are saying on issues of current interest. The following activity invites you to use the official party websites. Remember that these have been written to "sell" the party concerned to visitors to the site.



  1. Find an issue of current interest in British politics and compare what the main parties are saying about it.
  2. On what do they disagree? How much do they seem to agree?
  3. Can you see a link between each party’s standpoint and its general philosophy?