Edexcel Politics 2. Elections and Voting Behaviour

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Question or Term
The number of constituencies in the UK
What can be divided into instrumental voting and expressive/altruistic voting?
Rational Choice Voting
The percentage turnout in the 1997 General Election
A person who does not vote the way one would expect given their social characteristics, especially their class
Deviant Voter
The voting system used in elections for the Mayor of London
Supplementary Vote
An issue that is instrumental in determining how people will vote
Salient Issue
The voting system used in elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and Greater London Assembly
Additional Member System
The liberal idea that the government and how people are governed must have the peoples' consent
Government by Consent
a constituency that is highly unlikely to change hands during an election
Safe Seat
The percentage swing from Labour to UKIP of the C2 and DE social classes in 2015
Question or Term
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
Where the winner of an election only has to obtain more votes than any of their opponents rather than an absolute majority
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 1992 General Election
Those voters who will invariably support one of the main parties
Core Voters
The largest UK constituency, with 105,000 voters in 2015
Isle of Wight
A term used to describe the current and increasing difficulty in distinguishing between fact and fiction in news and politics
Post-Truth Era
The percentage swing from the Conservatives in 1997
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 1979 General Election
The percentage vote for UKIP in 2015
A form of candidate selection experimented with by the Conservative Party
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