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Smaller parties face the voters

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The three biggest political parties dominate the headlines in the run-up to this week's local elections in England but it's also an opportunity for the smaller parties to make an impact.

With the emergence of a coalition government, and the gradual breakdown of tribal party loyalties - some believe voters may now be more willing to support minority parties.

Chief political correspondent Norman Smith has been assessing their prospects.


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