Flashcards in Politcal Parties Deck (15)
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%
what was the result in 1983?
-Lib Dem won 25.4% vote, Labour won 27.6%
-Lib Dem won 23 seats, labour won 209
how many seats have the Lib Dems fluctuated between recently?
56 to 6 to 8 seats
what % of vote did mainstream parties get in 2017?
what has the increase in vote share meant for minor parties?
Breakthroughs for minor parties in terms of seats won
in 2001 and 2015 how many seats did nationalist parties win?
2001 - 27 seats
2015 - 80 seats - SNP won 56
why was the significant of SNP 56 seats minimal?
tories managed to achieve a majority
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
where do the SNP lack representation?
house of lords
what has AMS lead to in Scotland?
votes shared between 4 parties
what kind of govts have there been in scotland ?
in 2011, what happened in one welsh constituency?
4th highest support party got 10% of vote
in Ireland 2011, how were the seats shared?
108 seats shared between 7 parties
what electoral system do eu parliament elections use?