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Title: The UK Government


1
The UK Government
  • Learning Objectives
  • To understand the two different electoral systems
    used in the United Kingdom
  • To reflect on the policies of the main political
    parties of the UK
  • Keywords
  • First past the post
  • Proportional representation
  • Local Government
  • National Government

2
First Past the Post or Proportional
Representation?
3
Arguments For
  • First Past the Post
  • More representative
  • Independence
  • More Stability
  • Proportional Representation
  • All votes are respected
  • Party has to have more than 50 of the votes to
    form government
  • Leads to less extreme politics

4
Local and National Government
  • Local (Enfield Council)
  • Environmental Issues (bins, streets etc)
  • Leisure services
  • Trading Standards
  • Housing
  • National (the things the Prime Minister is
    responsible for)
  • NHS
  • Police
  • Pensions
  • Migration

5
Tasks
  • Write down the meanings of the keywords on pages
    10, 11 and 12.
  • Write down 3 arguments in favour of First Past
    the Post.
  • Write down 3 arguments in favour of Proportional
    Representation.
  • 4. Outline FOUR services provided by local
    government.
  • 5. Outline FOUR responsibilities of national
    government.
  • 6. Proportional representation is the fairer
    electoral system. Do you agree? Show that you
    have considered another view in your answers.
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