Foreword by Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland. The traditional assumption of the hegemony of the three main parties has been challenged in recent polls and elections, with the percentage vote for smaller parties doubling, whilst support for Labour, Lib Dems and even the Tories is in decline. Similarly, in Scotland and Wales, the influence of the SNP and Plaid Cymru has never been more profound. Is the political landscape undergoing a dramatic shift that will manifest itself in the upcoming general election? In these concise, accessible volumes, expert politicos put forward the case for each of the main smaller political parties, exploring their policies, personnel, and commitments and looking at how each is likely to address issues facing these Isles.