1979 Election

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THATCHER
blah blah blah
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What acts could be a factor as to why Thatcher might have attracted votes?
The Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the Sexual Discrimination act of 1975
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What kind of policies would Conservatives see as a breath of fresh air opposed to what?
Opposed to the 'human imperfection' angle of the ideology Thatcher emphasised economical Conservatism due to the crumbling British economy under Labour.
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What didn't the Conservative Party Manifesto include and why could this contribute to why they gained votes?
The manifesto didn't have any flagship policies nor did it have any mention of privatisation which would be appealing because after the failure of the Keynesian style of government which led to a dead set ideology bringing the economy to a halt.
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UNIONS
blah blah blah
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What act by Denis Healy as a result of the IMF loan angered the unions?
The IMF loan came with a condition that the UK would cut public expenditure which Healy did acordingly but that angered the unions because Labour marketed themselves as the party of the unions.
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What strike led to the Winter of Discontent?
The Ford lorry driver strike which gained them a 15% pay rise and so the flood gates opened for everyone else to ask for pay rises.
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Why could one argue that it was not Labour's fault that they couldn't control the Winter of Discontent?
Because the Winter of Discontent was the biggest strike since 1926.
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How many workers went on strike in the Winter of Discontent?
1.5 million
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"Even non-militant unions such a ___ ___ of ___ went on strike and asked for a __% increase pay"
Royal College of Nursing - 25%
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ECONOMY
blah blah blah
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By 1978 what was the inflation rate?
27%
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What had unemployment reached by 1978?
1.6 million
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How much did the unemployment percentage increase between 1974 and 1978?
From 2.6% to 5.7%
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When was the IMF loan?
1976
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How much was the IMF loan?
$4 Billion
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From 1974 to 1978 how much did the balance of payments go down?
From -3565m to +254m
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What was the balance of payments in 1979?
-902m
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How many North Seal Oil Fields were there?
9
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How much did inflation go down in the same time?
10%
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What had all other European countries experienced but not Britain?
An economic miracle
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Britain was referred to as the "___ ___" of Europe.
Sick man
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LABOUR EMBARRASSMENT / DIVISIONS
blah blah blah
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What traditionally Labour newspapers say on their front pages?
The Sun and the Guardian. "Labour voters! Vote Conservative this time!"
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What were Labour politicians divided over?
Their EEC membership
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When was the Lib-Lab pact?
12 Liberal MP's agreed to vote for Labour in order for the vote of confidence not to go through and in return Labour gave an independence referendum for Whales and Scotland.
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What was the dishonest condition of this pact?
That 40% of the electorate had to vote yes
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What happened as a result of this?
Scotland voted 51% yes but because only 62% of the electorate had turned up they did not gain independence.
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What other factor could there be for the public's belief in the Labour parties ability to govern?
The resignation of Wilson and the premiership of Callaghan
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ELECTION STATISTICS
blah blah blah
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How much more votes did the Conservatives get than Labour and the other small parties?
They got more than all of them combined
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How many votes did the Liberal party lose?
2
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How many votes did the SNP lose?
9
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What percentage did the Labour party lose in the election?
3%
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The Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the Sexual Discrimination act of 1975

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UNIONS

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