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Neena Rai VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION GOVP1
VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION STATISTICS
YEAR TURNOUT % WINNER PRIME MINISTER TORY VOTE LABOUR VOTE
1979 - Conservative Margret Thatcher
1992 77.7 % Conservative John Major 42.3 % 35.2 %
1997 71.4 % Labour Tony Blair 43.2 % 30.7 %
2001 59.4 % Labour Tony Blair 31.7 % 40.7 %
2005 61.4 % Labour TB - G Brown (2007+) 32.4 % 35.2 %
2010 65.1 % Tory & Lib Dem Coalition DC + Nick Clegg 36.1 % 29.…read more

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Neena Rai VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION GOVP1
PARTICIPATION/DEMOCRACY CRISIS (25)
INTRODUCTION
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION electoral & non-electoral
DEFINITIONS
DEMOCRACY Rule by the people or 'people power'
PARTICIPATION/DEMOCRACY CRISIS NO PARTICIPATION DEMOCRACY CRISIS
Low Levels Of Turnout At General Election Turnout Is Actually Increasing, Slowly ­ General Election
POINT
59.4%- (2001)
Since WW2 ­ average of 76% turnout 61.4%- (2005)
EXAMPLE Highest turnout = 83% in 1950 65.1%- (2010)
Since 2001 ­ average of 63%, highest of 59.4% 66.…read more

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Shows that there is not much interest in political parties &
thus politics ­ compared to pressure groups Shows continuous political participation
EXPLAIN
Thus, participation & democracy crisis…read more

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Neena Rai VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION GOVP1
REASONS FOR LOW TURNOUT? (25)
INTRODUCTION
TURNOUT The proportion of the electorate that votes in an election
DEFINITIONS POLITICAL APATHY A state of indifference towards politics, linked to a decline in political participation
DEMOCRACY Rule by the people or 'people power'
APATHY OTHER
Lack Of Trust for politicians Scandals/Broken Promises Voter Hapathy
POINT
Broken promise Liberal Democrats & tuition fees
Scandal cash for access, involving Jack Straw & Malcolm 2001 labour landslide
EXAMPLE
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FACTORS AFFECTING VOTING BEHAVIOUR (25)
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
LONG TERM FACTORS SHORT TERM FACTORS
Social Class Media ­ Election Campaign
POINT
Media influence, reinforce & agenda shape
AB = Tory less tax = less public service (can afford private Newspapers, news channels, political blogs...
health care / education...…read more

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Young = most likely to vote labour but less likely to turnout ­ for Ed Miliband = looked down upon my public, seen as not "tough enough" to
EXAMPLE lower tuition fees, for increasing the minimum wage ­ for carry out the roles & responsibilities of a prime minister - lead to
improving education & the skills of young people Resignation after taking the blame of a loss (2015) election
Old = most likely to vote Tory &…read more

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Neena Rai VOTING BEHAVIOUR & PARTICIPATION GOVP1
THEORIES OF VOTING BEHAVIOUR? (25)
SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY DOMINANT IDEOLOGY
PARTY IDENTIFICATION THEORY (social characteristics affecting RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY
THEORY
(Learning political attitudes from voting ­ (Choices influenced by main parties record,
(choices influenced by media
parents) class/ethnicity/region/gender/age especially on the economy)
misrepresentation)
)
Voters base their choice of party upon the
Emphasis on political The way in which peoples social record of the main parties, particularly in
Newspapers & TV distort the
socialisation characteristics, influenced their terms of…read more

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199 1997 ­ Backed labour ­
38 % 44 %
2 labour won
199
31 % 32 %
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