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How does FPTP work?
Voters put an X next to candidate and are elected in single member constituencies
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Give two advantages and two disadvantages of FPTP
Advantages- simple and produces single party government. Disadvantages- Not proportional and small parties underrepresented
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How does AV work?
Elected in single member constituencies and candidates ordered in preference
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Two advantages and two disadvantages of AV
Adv- Broad support and link between MPs and constituencies. Disadv- Not proportional and extremist parties taken into account
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How does SV work?
First and second preferences recorded. All but top two eliminated if no majority
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Two advantages and two disadvantages of SV
Adv- broad support and no minority parties. Disadv- Candidate does not need majority and not proportional
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How does STV work
it is preferential and have a quota to be elected and elected in multi member constituencies.
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Give two advantages and two disadvantages of FPTP

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How does AV work?

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Two advantages and two disadvantages of AV

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How does SV work?

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