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Examples to support First Past the Post
2007 Scottish parliament election using Additional Member System had 140,000 spoilt ballot papers Hint 2 x 7 = 14
Russell Brown won the Dumfries and Galloway constituency in 2010 and people in Castle Douglas know clearly who they should contact for help.
2007 Scottish parliament election had 50% turn out using Additional Member System.
2012 By- Election George Galloway won huge landslide on his anti-war in Iraq stance. Voters showed disapproval with govt by voting for him.
2009 European Parliament using Proportional Representation BNP got 2 seats
Winner takes all – Fair In 2010 Glenda Jackson (Labour) won Hampstead and Kilbrun seat with only 42 votes more than the Conservatives.
We live in a Democracy Today we are developing our understanding of: Rights and Responsibilities Different types of democracy.
STAGE ONE: Begins in the Scottish Parliament STAGE TWO: Moved to the committee STAGE THREE: Back in parliament.
Functions of the Parliament. What am I learning today? About the second function of the Scottish Parliament The representation of voters.
Electoral Systems. Lesson Objectives I will get the opportunity to identify what I think makes a good electoral system.
Where is FPTP used? First Past The Post is used in British general elections. Britain is split into 646 constituencies, and an MP is elected from each.
FIRST PAST THE POST What are its main advantages and disadvantages?
Section A: Political Issues in the UK Study Theme 1D: Electoral Systems, Voting and Political Attitudes. A selection of essays 5_AMS Essays.
VOTING SYSTEMS IN THE UK and 2010 Election Results Comparison Election Results- Conservatives 306 seats (share of the vote, 36.1%) Labour.
What are the main advantages and disadvantages?. Different systems in UK There are FOUR voting systems in use in the UK at the moment. The First Past.
Electoral Reform Students should read & précis Chapter 3 of ‘AS UK Govt & Politics’ by Garnett and Lynch.
SA1: Living in a Democracy Electoral Systems. Proportional Representation Aims: Define Proportional Representation (PR) Examine different types of PR.
First past the post. What is First past the post? FPTP is the voting system used for the election of MPs to 'seats' in the UK Parliament. It is a system.
Is First-Past-The-Post Fair?. You can be elected with less than 50% of the votes NamePartyVotes%+/- Eric JoyceLabour23, John McNallyScottish.
Democracy- Lesson 2 Different types of voting systems.
Voting Systems Today we will… Understand the voting system of the Scottish Parliament.
THE ADDITIONAL MEMBER SYSTEM Higher Modern Studies.
Electoral Systems CHV2O. What is an Electoral System? O How countries elect their government O 7A&feature=BFa&list=PL800A4ECED70779.
Representation - Group Quiz. Representation The UK is a representative democracy. This means representatives are elected to represent us (MPs/MSPs). These.
How democratic was Britain by 1928?. Intro Set context: !850 – 1928 Britain certainly more democratic Importance of the issue: Democracy seen as fair.
First Past the Post How representative is it?. What is FPTP It is a, simple, voting system used in the UK general elections The voter puts an X next.
Lesson Starter 1.Explain, in your own words the West Lothian question.
Elections and Electoral Systems. Why have elections? Most citizens and politicians in a democracy would agree that elections are important for a number.
Did it deliver a fair result?. What are the Euro Elections? Elections to the European Parliament were held in the 27 member states of the European Union.
Democracy and Voting Systems Developed for Ontario Grade 10 Civics By Fair Vote Canada Volunteers.
Lesson Starter Turnout in elections can be low. What do you think is the most persuasive reason to vote and why? Voter apathy is a lack of caring by voters.
FPTP v. PR Mock Election Lesson Starter What is an election? What do you think is the point of an election?
Voting systems in elections First past the post system Supplementary vote system Additional vote system Single transferable vote system.
Electoral systems used in the UK
To what extent does the Single Transferable Vote (STV) encourage greater participation and representation than First Past The Post (FPTP)? 15 marks.
Reformed number of seats from 785 to 736 MEPs Britain returns 72 seats Reformed system in 1998, implemented.
Elections, Electoral Reform, and 2010 The Purpose of Elections They allow the ‘will of the people’ to be expressed They provide for voter choice.
Pros and Cons of the Additional Member System (AMS) Recap Scotland’s voting system uses the AMS This is a combination of two types of voting First Past.
THE STV What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Voting Systems – Scotland – Additional Member System (AMS)
Using your own knowledge (as well as the extract) consider the circumstances in which UK governments have chosen to hold referendums (10)
P OLITICAL PARTIES OF THE U NITED K INGDOM. Ten political parties are represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, with a further two represented.
Electoral Systems - Proportional Representation S4 Standard Grade Modern Studies.
Proportional Representation (Additional Member System) Arguments For & Against.
Electoral Systems and Reform How democratic is our democracy?
Single Transferable Vote. Multi Member Constituencies Only Voting is Preferential meaning voters indicate preference by numbers, In order of their favourite.
“The Additional Member System provides greater choice and is more responsive to the will of the electorate than First-Past-The- Post.” Discuss 15 marks.
Scottish Parliament elections use a mixed member system, comprising a first-past-the-post component and a proportional representation component. AUTHORED.
UK electoral systems Fotolia. UK electoral systems How to revise electoral systems In order to achieve high marks when answering a question on electoral.
The role of elections in a democracy Do elections guarantee democracy? Unit 1.
The Additional Member System. Potential Exam Question Explain, in detail, the advantages and disadvantages of the Additional Member System of voting.
Living in a Democracy Revision. MSPs represent us by: an MSP represents his/her constituents by listening to what they say. They do this by having a surgery.
In Canada and Around the World. Before you can understand voting you need to see the results so you know what we are talking about. The following slides.
THE AMS IN SCOTLAND What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Electoral Systems First Past the Post Additional Member System.
Elections and Electoral Systems Election Systems First Past the Post Additional Member Supplementary Vote Closed List System Single Transferable Vote.
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