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What is direct democracy?
When people vote for an individual to represent them
This occurs when people vote directly on an issue
When you vote directly at the polling station
This occurs when you vote on your own behalf
What is Representative Democracy?
This is when you vote directly on an issue
This is when you represent someone and vote on their behalf
This is when you directly instruct a delegate to vote on an issue
This occurs when you vote for someone to make decisions on their behalf
What does the Recall of MPs Act, 2015 do?
This is a means of calling MPs back to their constituencies
This gives you the right to contact your MP directly via a parliamentary messaging service
This allow constituents to sign a petition to demand a by-election
This allows you to take your MP back to the shop and demand a refund
What is a General Election?
This is when all seats are elected for all seats of the Westminster Parliament
He was a senior commander during the First World War, serving under Field Marshall Hague
This is an election that takes place in a devolved assembly
This is an election that takes place in a single constituency
What is a by-election?
This occurs when a candidate has no opponents and is therefore automatically elected
This is a constituency election that takes place in a single constituency (not nationally), it usually occurs when the sitting MP dies
An election that is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as bad weather
This is an election for a devolved assembly or parliament
What is a Local Election?
This occurs when an MP dies or needs to be replaced
This is when an election takes place in a local business or society
this is a form of town hall democracy
This is a election that takes place in a small area or region. An example of this would be Tower Hamlets Council.
Which of these events have been described as having damaged the reputation and trust in British politics. (Two Answers)
The invasion of Iraq, 2003
The leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, 2015-2020
The Expenses Scandal, 2009
The failure of the Scottish Independence Referendum, 2014
What 2 technical words are used to describe the ability, or right, to vote in public elections? (Two Answers)
Who CAN NOT vote in UK General Elections? (Two Answers)
Which of these changes were made by the Great Reform Act of 1832? (Two Answers)
Voting rights were given to middle class women
It created seats in the rapidly urbanising cities like Manchester
It abolished the "rotten boroughs"
It reformed party funding rules
In what year was the age you could start voting reduced from 21 to 18?
In what year were women over the age of 30 given the vote?
In what year did we achieve "universal suffrage"?
What was the difference between Suffragists and Suffragettes?
Suffragists wore green, Suffragettes wore purple
Suffragist is singular, Suffragette is plural
Suffragists prefered peaceful means, whilst suffragettes used direct action
There was no difference
What is the difference between a political party and a pressure group?
Political parties are older and date back to the 18th Century
Political parties are more corrupt than pressure groups
Political parties have a more diverse set of opinions than political parties
Political parties seek political office, pressure groups do not
What is a Sectional Group?
They are a pressure group that represents the interests of an occupation or group in society
A pressure group that represents the interests of people who are under confinement
A pressure group that represents a particular cause or goal
An umbrella organisation that represents all the different pressure groups
What is a Cause Group?
This is a pressure group that seeks to promote the interests of an occupation or group in society
These pressure groups are trade unions and they represent the interest of workers
This is a pressure group that is focused on achieving a particular goal or drawing attention to an issue or issues
There pressure groups represent people from a particular ethnic group
Which pressure groups do not have access to the government
What is the name given to people who are paid by clients to influence and access politicians?
What is a "Think Tank"?
A group that specialises in direct action
A group of experts investigating a particular topic to offer solutions
A group of intelligent army officers who advise the government
A group of people who support lobbyists