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These are groups of individuals who may influence
Parliament to legislate on an issue.
They may employ a variety of methods to support their campaign including:
Lobbying Ministers and MPs
There are two main types of pressure groups, they are...
They exist to further the interests of a section of society
National Farmers Union This exists to promote the interests of farmers
British Medical Association Promotes the interests of the medical
The Law Society Promotes the interests of solicitors
The degree of influence possessed by sectional groups varies according to whether the
Government supports their particular interest.
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They promote a particular ideal or belief
Green Peace and Friends of the World Both of which believe in the
preservation of the environment
RSPCA Which believes in the elimination of unnecessary animal suffering
Fathers 4 Justice Which believes in fathers having the right to access
The influence wielded by these cause groups are usually less than that wielded by sectional