WHAT IS THE SIGNIFAICANCE OF THE DOCTARINE OF THE MANDATE AND MANIFSTO? [5]EXPLAIN THE ADVANTAGES OF F.P.T.P [10]

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WHAT IS THE SIGNIFAICANCE OF THE DOCTARINE OF THE MANDATE AND MANIFSTO? [5]

The doctrine of the mandate and manifesto permits government the power to put its proposals, outlined in the party manifesto into action. It is significant because parliament has the right to veto against government actions if they step outside or beyond the borders set by their mandate. The house of lords is more influential in doing this as government holds a majority of seats in parliament, meaning a result is unlikely to be against the governing party. However if no party wins a clear majority, such as in 2010, the mandate is compromised. The role of parliament changes from being a guardian of the mandate to a supervisor of coalition politics. 

EXPLAIN THE ADVANTAGES OF F.P.T.P [10]

The first past the post voting system is the simple plurality system used in the UK general elections. One of the ways it is effective is that is often creates a single party majority, which

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