Since the eighteenth century, the two main parties have sat facing each other in the House of Commons. Sitting on the front benches are the leading members of the government. Opposite them sit the most important members of the main opposition party. The House of Commons still looks almost the same today.
Percentage of votes in the last general election. Percentage of MPs in the House of Commons after the last election.
Britain‘s electoral system gives small political parties very few MPs in the House of Commons, even though they may get many votes.