Mary asksâ¦What are the British equivilants to the American Republican and Democratic parties?What are the British equivilants to the American Republican and Democratic parties? Would the Labor party be similar to the Republican party/Political News Writer answers:In the Westminster Parliament, there are three main parties. The Conservative party is the nearest equivalent to the Republicans and the Liberal Democrats (often shortened to the Lib-Dems) to the Democrats. The Labour Party is closer to the Democrats than the Republicans.
In the Scottish Parliament, it is different. Here there is no main party equivalent to the Republicans – the Scottish National Party being the closest. The other main parties are Labour and the Lib-Dems