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1

Name the for factors that affect INDIVIDUAL voting behaviour (5)

Policies-manifesto
Key issues- brexit
Performance in office- in prior years
Leadership-leaders must convince voters they are capable of running the country
Image-whole party (labour-anti-Semitic)
Tactical voting- prevent worse candidate from getting in

2

Define embourgeoisement

The so called movement into the middle class

Due to changes of jobs and levels of home ownership

3

Define class de-alignment

Less correlation between social class and the political parties

4

Define partisan alignment

When voters were loyal to one party unquestionably

5

Define float/swing voters

No specific political party and will often ‘float’ between the parties

6

What is the opposite of stability

Volatility

7

Explain Milbrath and Goel (1977)

Voters can be separated into three groups: gladiators, spectators, apathetic

8

How many people are part of labours political party in 2018

540,000

9

How many are part of conservatives political party in 2018

124,000

10

What did Pulzer say

‘Class is the basis of British Politics. All else is just embellishment and detail’

11

Explain stereotypical relationship between classes

Conservative - AB voters
Labour- C2DE

12

From 1945-80 social class was the ____ _______________ of voting behaviour

Key determinant

13

What is a good word to describe the Labour Party (p_______)

Progressive

14

Where in the world is there a major Christian party

Germany- Angela Merkal
Christian Democrats

15

What are the traditional correlations between parties and religion

Anglican=tories
Non conformists= liberal
Catholic= labour

16

In 2010 what percentage of anglicans votes conservative

43%

17

Which religious group have the greatest voter volatility

Non- conformists

Atheists

Agnostic

18

What percentage of Muslims favour Labour

73%

19

What are the traditional ideas for gender voting behaviour

Traditionally women vote for the progressive party which focus manifesto on domestic issues and welfare

Men vote for conservative which focus manifesto on the economy and foreign policy

20

In 2010 what percentage of ethnicity minorities voted labour

What of those with African heritage voted labour

68%

87%

21

What percentage was voter turnout amonst young people was up

16%

22

In 2017 what percentage of over 70s turned out to vote

84%

23

What are the traditional voter behaviour with region

Why is this

North = Labour
South= Conservative

North more industrial-poorer-labour
South-richer-conservative

24

Where is a strong Lib Dem area-
What is the figure

South West

2005-10 all 5 MPs

25

Define psephology

The study of elections and voting behaviour

26

Define marginal constituency

A constituency where the sitting MP does not have a strong, clear lead over other candidates

27

Give an example of an election where there was high partisan alignment

1970 election- 88% of votes went to labour or conservative

28

Explain the modern class categories

ABC1C2DE

AB- high well paying jobs/ upper class

DE- unemployed unskilled jobs/ lower class