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1

what are the four main limits on PM power?

-cabinet
-size of majority
-party factions
-current events

2

whose support is crucial?

cabinet

3

who do the cabinet represent?

most important people in party

4

what happened in 1990 with Thatcher?

-cabinet coup led to Thatcher resigning as PM
-had lost support of Cabinet

5

what happens to PM without support of cabinet?

v. limited in actions

6

why will cabinet not support PM if they are doing badly?

-cabinet consists of MPs, all democratically elected seeking to represent their constituency
-wont support if PM doing bad as want to be re-eleced

7

what does cabinet support vary upon?

success of PM

8

what will PMs with strong majorities have?

full support of cabinet

9

what does a PM with a weak majority lead to within cabinet?

internal factions and inner circles

10

what happened in May cabinet in 16 dec 18?

cabinet split over no deal plans between brexiteers and remainers

11

how many minsters favoured? e.g.?

-11 ministers favoured managed no deal
-such as Jeremy hunt, Andrea ledsom and Liam fox

12

how opposed managed no deal?

-5 remainers
-amber Rudd and Philip hammond

13

what also damages PM power?

ministerial resignations

14

why did multiple MPs resign on 15 Nov 18?

PM announced brexit deal

15

which MPs resigned on 15 nov 18?

-Dominic Raab - brexit sec
-Esther McVey - work and pension sec
-2 junior Minsters

16

why do ministerial resignations damage PM power?

-shows PM power to be weak as cabinet divide
-lack on control
-public loses faith

17

what are a constant in party politics?

factions and divisions

18

what happened 12 dec 18?

-48 conservative MPs submitted letters of no confidence yo 1922 committee
-triggered vote of no confidence

19

what was the result of the no confidence vote?

PM won 200-117

20

what do factions distract PM from doing?

-from more pressing matters of govt
-have to deal w/ them instead of executing polices they have been elected to implement

21

what does divide party make govt look like?

weak and lacking control

22

where do factions also affect in govt?

cabinet

23

how does current affairs affect PM power?

shape political landscape in which PM airs

24

what do current affairs lead to for PM?

-having to focus on them and sort them out
-instead of carrying out policies from manifesto
-which they have mandate to do

25

what event affect Theresa May?

Brexit

26

why does Theresa May have to carry out Brexit?

52% voted to leave EU

27

what undermines all factors on PM power?

size of majority

28

how does size of majority affect party factions?

makes factions small proems as doesn't affect maths in parl

29

how does size of majority affect cabinet?

leads to support of cabinet as people and party behind PM

30

how does size of majority affect current affairs?

makes it easier deal with current affairs