Statistics for Edexcel Politics 2. Elections and Voting Behaviour

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Question or TermAnswer% Correct
The voting system used in elections to the House of CommonsFirst Past the Post
100%
The voting system used in elections to the Northern Ireland AssemblySingle Transferable Vote
100%
The voting system used in elections to the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and Greater London AssemblyAdditional Member System
88%
A geographical area used to determine those people an elected representative represents, usually roughly equal in sizeConstituency
78%
a constituency that is highly unlikely to change hands during an electionSafe Seat
67%
The number of constituencies in the UK650
63%
A usually yes or no, and usually non-binding vote on a single issue or proposalReferendum
60%
The number of candidates generally put up for election per Northern Ireland Assembly constituency by each party4
57%
The voting system used in elections for the Mayor of LondonSupplementary Vote
57%
A government whose members and supporters do not constitute a majority of the legislatureMinority Government
50%
A person who tends to vote unpredictably in different elections, and is liable to change the way they vote fairly oftenFloating/Swing Voter
44%
Any electoral system which produces a result broadly in line with the number of votes cast for a partyProportional Representation
43%
The winter of 1978-79 during which large-scale strike action was taken, against a backdrop of high inflation, unemployment, and falling growth, seeing polls change from a 5% Labour lead in November 1978 to a 20% Conservative lead by February 1979Winter of Discontent
43%
A trend where increasingly fewer people identify with a particular class and thus class has a decreasing impact on voting behaviourClass Dealignment
40%
A constituency where the results of past elections suggest the result of an election will be closeMarginal Seat
38%
The percentage turnout in the 1997 General Election71%
33%
The general number of voters per UK constituency75,000
33%
The body that oversees and regulates referendums and electionsElectoral Commission
33%
Where the winner of an election only has to obtain more votes than any of their opponents rather than an absolute majorityPlurality
33%
16th September 1992, when Major's government was forced to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism after a fall in the value of the pound against European currencies causing a huge financial loss and national humiliationBlack Wednesday
29%
The headline in 'The Sun' in January 1979 which much damaged James Callaghan, though he did not actually say those exact wordsCrisis? What crisis?
29%
The way in which people are classified based on occupation and to a lesser extent, incomeSocial Class
29%
Where voters who used to be strongly attached to a party and always voted for it, detach themselves from that relationship in ever greater numbersPartisan Dealignment
25%
The majority of seats held by Labour after the 1997 General Election179
20%
The percentage of the population accessing internet based news in 201350%
20%
The expected result from polling for the 2015 General ElectionHung Parliament
20%
A form of candidate selection experimented with by the Conservative PartyPrimaries
20%
The liberal idea that the government and how people are governed must have the peoples' consentGovernment by Consent
18%
The working class percentage swing to the Conservatives in 197910%
17%
An issue that is instrumental in determining how people will voteSalient Issue
17%
The percentage swing to the Conservatives in 19795%
14%
The largest UK constituency, with 105,000 voters in 2015Isle of Wight
14%
Where people with similar views vote for a party based on their overall judgement of its' and its rival's governing competenceValence/Competence Voting
14%
The percentage vote for UKIP in 201512.6%
13%
The percentage swing from Labour to UKIP of the C2 and DE social classes in 201518%
13%
A government whose members and supporters constitute a majority in the legislatureMajority Government
11%
The percentage swing from the Conservatives in 199710%
8%
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 1992 General Election10
0%
The percentage of voters Ipsos MORI estimate voted tactically in 201010%
0%
The number of votes wasted in the 2017 General Election according to the Electoral Reform Society22 million
0%
The majority of seats held by Labour after the 1974 General Election3
0%
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 2015 General Election4
0%
The majority of seats held by the Conservative Party after the 1979 General Election43
0%
The four social classifications in the UK from highest to lowestAB, C1, C2, DE
0%
Where the winner of an election receives more votes than all other candidates combined, i.e. at least 50%Absolute Majority
0%
Those voters who will invariably support one of the main partiesCore Voters
0%
A person who does not vote the way one would expect given their social characteristics, especially their classDeviant Voter
0%
A type of valence voting where people vote for a party based on their judgement of its' ability to manage the economyEconomic Voting
0%
A major political story published by the Daily Telegraph in 2009Expenses Scandal
0%
A type of rational choice voting where people vote based on the benefit to societyExpressive/Altruistic Voting
0%
Where a petition from the citizenry, signed by a certain threshold of voters triggers a referendumInitiative/Proposition
0%
A type of rational choice voting where people vote based on the benefit to themselvesInstrumental Voting
0%
The word which could best describe the Conservative and Labour manifestos of 1979Moderate
0%
The smallest UK constituency, with 21,000 voters in 2015Na h'Eileanan an Iar
0%
The formal name for First Past the PostPlurality in Single Member Constituencies
0%
Where people vote for a party based on its position on one or many issuesPositional Voting
0%
A term used to describe the current and increasing difficulty in distinguishing between fact and fiction in news and politicsPost-Truth Era
0%
Where voters without a strong party allegiance vote rationally by analysing the strengths and weaknesses of each partyRational Choice Voting
0%
What can be divided into instrumental voting and expressive/altruistic voting?Rational Choice Voting
0%
A close link between class and party supportVoting Attachment
0%

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