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An election of uneven swings at local level returned a hung Parliament
High turnover has contributed to a House of Commons that is more representative of the population than ever before
Our constitution provides for procedures in a hung parliament, but the events following the election may result in pressure for change.
Building on the creation of IPSA, parties have further proposals to restore trust in politics - but mistrust is longstanding
The hung parliament has put electoral reform at the forefront of the political agenda
Reform of the House of Lords, long a hung Chamber, remains on the agenda
Moves to strengthen the role of backbenchers began in the previous Parliament, but many issues remain unresolved
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