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Old 03-14-2019, 08:39 AM
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While this is a question with a factual answer, it's a question specifically about elections, and it could quite naturally spill over into non-factual matters. So it'll probably fit better in Elections. Moving.

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About the shadow ministers, it's also my understanding that, if control of parliament shifts to the other party, the shadow ministers will typically be the ones replacing the old ministers to form the new cabinet. Correct?

And do individual members ever negotiate freedom? It sometimes happens in the US that a legislator who just barely won their district (which might lean towards the opposite party) will vote counter to the party line on some issues, because if they don't, their district is likely to replace them with someone from the other party. This is especially common when the margin is large enough, one way or the other, that that individual's vote wouldn't matter.