Factors that influence pressure groups distribution of power and evidence

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Philosophy. Group's beliefs and aspirations close to those of the government of the day, success very likely.
Business groups have done well under the Conservatives and achieved success under New Labour in 1997.
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Insider status. Ongoing contact with parliament so enjoy some advantages. Consult government in policy making process.
National Farmers union need to be consulted with anything to do with farming.
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Finance. Can lobby the government and have expensive campaigns that can enhance success. Can afford to donate to parties.
NSPCC smoking campaign.
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Size. Can influence voting power and financial stability, more leverage. More legitimate.
Age UK votes in large numbers and large turnout, lead to winter fuel allowance and free bus passes.
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Organisation. If successful raises public profile, good for demonstrations.
Greenpeace successful because of leadership and media popularity.
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Celebrities. Can gain finance and influential.
Joanna Lumley Gurkha Justice Campaign.
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Opposition. No opposition raises chance of success, when there is opposition hard to attract gov. but can generate debate and raise profile though.
Farming industry V Animal welfare group.
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Insider status. Ongoing contact with parliament so enjoy some advantages. Consult government in policy making process.

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National Farmers union need to be consulted with anything to do with farming.

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Finance. Can lobby the government and have expensive campaigns that can enhance success. Can afford to donate to parties.

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Size. Can influence voting power and financial stability, more leverage. More legitimate.

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Organisation. If successful raises public profile, good for demonstrations.

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