Flashcards in UK POLITICS 4 Deck (13)
Who won the election in 1997?
Who did it remove from power?
What contributed to this win ?(3)
What was the turnout and majority ?
Blair’s new labour
-Conservative ongoing divisions
-Inability to appear relevant to contemporary society
What were the party policies and manifestos in 1997 for Labour ?(4)
-Blair's policy of modernisation
-Tough on law and order
-Links to business community
What was the election campaign like in 1997 for labour?(3) which helped appeal to?
Ideas taken from who?
middle class voters
What was the wider political context in 1997?
Labour victory ?(4)
-Failure of John major-party divisions
-Sexual/financial scandals in media
-Recovering from recession
-Divisions over EU
what were the key factors in the 2017 general election? (4)
Arguments for the wider use of
-electorate decide constitutional issues
-settle long standing disputes e.g. voting
-better educate and inform electorate
No wider use of referendums? (7)
-undermine parliament authority
-impose decision on reluctant parliament
-asked more then once 'right' answer
-makes society very divisive
-misleading campaigns/ simplify distort
-public lack specialised knowledge
-to regular lead to disillusion/apathy
What are the 6 things to talk about if asked about trends in voting behaviour?
What are short-term factors affecting voting? (6)
-Rational choice theory
-Governing policy (control of events/policy/party unity/strong leadership)
What is a limitation of an opinion poll?
more valued is a?
shy Torie voters
exit poll (but still has this limitation)
strict rules to be fair/appropriate
no such boundaries by declining readership
28% young people news source not taken seriously enough fake news
winning elections: the media vs parties
-gain info from media not manifestos
-swayed by headlines not policies
-parties conscious of media image seek to control news agenda
-winning parties supported by press
-media continues to grow