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Edexcel Politics 2. Elections and Voting Behaviour

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Question or Term
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A type of rational choice voting where people vote based on the benefit to society
Expressive/Altruistic Voting
The percentage swing from the Conservatives in 1997
10%
A person who does not vote the way one would expect given their social characteristics, especially their class
Deviant Voter
A constituency where the results of past elections suggest the result of an election will be close
Marginal Seat
The number of votes wasted in the 2017 General Election according to the Electoral Reform Society
22 million
The percentage turnout in the 1997 General Election
71%
a constituency that is highly unlikely to change hands during an election
Safe Seat
An issue that is instrumental in determining how people will vote
Salient Issue
A government whose members and supporters do not constitute a majority of the legislature
Minority Government
A government whose members and supporters constitute a majority in the legislature
Majority Government
Question or Term
Answer
The voting system used in elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly
Single Transferable Vote
The four social classifications in the UK from highest to lowest
AB, C1, C2, DE
The percentage vote for UKIP in 2015
12.6%
Where voters who used to be strongly attached to a party and always voted for it, detach themselves from that relationship in ever greater numbers
Partisan Dealignment
The majority of seats held by Labour after the 1974 General Election
3
The majority of seats held by Labour after the 1997 General Election
179
A major political story published by the Daily Telegraph in 2009
Expenses Scandal
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 2015 General Election
4
The word which could best describe the Conservative and Labour manifestos of 1979
Moderate
A usually yes or no, and usually non-binding vote on a single issue or proposal
Referendum
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