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1

between what time has the vote share of the mainstream parties decreased? what % of vote did they have?

-between 1970 and 2005
-declned from over 90% to under 70%

2

what was the result in 1983?

-Lib Dem won 25.4% vote, Labour won 27.6%
-Lib Dem won 23 seats, labour won 209

3

how many seats have the Lib Dems fluctuated between recently?

56 to 6 to 8 seats

4

what % of vote did mainstream parties get in 2017?

82.4%

5

what has the increase in vote share meant for minor parties?

Breakthroughs for minor parties in terms of seats won

6

in 2001 and 2015 how many seats did nationalist parties win?

2001 - 27 seats
2015 - 80 seats - SNP won 56

7

why was the significant of SNP 56 seats minimal?

tories managed to achieve a majority

8

why did the SNP have a great opportunity in 2017 and did they take it?

-tories failed to get overall majority
-SNP lost seats - 35 seats 2017

9

where do the SNP lack representation?

house of lords

10

what has AMS lead to in Scotland?

votes shared between 4 parties

11

what kind of govts have there been in scotland ?

coalitions
minority govt
majority govts

12

in 2011, what happened in one welsh constituency?

4th highest support party got 10% of vote

13

in Ireland 2011, how were the seats shared?

108 seats shared between 7 parties

14

what electoral system do eu parliament elections use?

list system

15

in 2011 EU parl elections how many votes did UKIP get?

27% of vote, winning 24/73 seats