UK Democracy - Pressure Groups

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  • Created on: 30-10-12 14:08

Pressure groups are organisations which share common interests and seek to influence parliament.  There are many different types of pressure groups.

Sectional Pressure Groups- These pressure groups represent the economic interest of a group in society an example of this could be Trade Unions.

Causal Pressure Groups- These pressure groups represent and campaign on behalf of a particular (non-economic) cause such as the Not In My Back Yard "NIMBY" protesters. 

Local Pressure Groups- These pressure groups get together in the local area and they oppose such things as the closure of local hospitals e.g. Dr Richard Tyler stopped a local hospital closing down. 

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