No links to parliament - take drastic action - Fathers 4 Justice poured flour over the PM. Unlikely to exert influence or become close to parliament with this form of direct action.
Follow a particular idea/ belief (GreenPeace; UK Life League)
influence is less. Less likely to be consulted as they have less government links.
well publicised groups (RSPCA) can have a bigger impact ***ANIMAL WELFARE ACT***
Ban on smoking campaigned for by ASH.
Represent a section of society: (BMA, NUT, Law Society)
more likely to be insider groups with access to parliament links.
not always true as shown by current BMA strikes (Jr Doctor Contract)
Snow drop campaign - firearms amendment act 1997 - after Dunblane masacre
Stonewall - Civil Partnership Act 2004
The Zito Trust - 2007 Mental Health Act