General Election 2017

Turnout
68.8%
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2015 turnout
66.6%
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turnout increase
02.2%
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Conservative
Theresa May - 317 seats
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Conservative lost..
13 seats
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Labour
Jeremy Corbyn - 262 seats
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SNP
Nicola Sturgeon - 35 seats
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Liberal Democrats
Tim Farron - 12 seats
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Manchester attack
20 percentage lead for May (deals candidate for UK secuirty)
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Secuirty - Conservative
global co-operation, more government control and regulation on the internet and the Trident system
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Secuirty - Labour
criticised cuts in number of police and voted against couter-terrorism
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Social care - Conservative
pensioners: eliminating pension triple lock and winter fuel payments
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CONSERVATIVE POLICY BLUNDER
fox hunting and dementia tax
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Labour and UKIP voters
gained their votes through hard Brexit
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TV debate
May & Corbyn not attending ITV debate in May
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consequences of may in HOC
lost her majority- minority government
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south
conservatives were popular
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north
labour were popular
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London
labour
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scotland
sup
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hung parliament
needed 326 votes for an absolute majority: party needs to remain united especially, on Brexit
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discrepancy - not proportional
won 42.2% of the vote and 48.9% of the seats
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PM's mantra
"strong and stable"
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7%...
openly LGBT in the HOC
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"good leaders don't turn away"
Tim Farron - MAY & CORBYN not coming to the tv debate just before election
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2015
slim majority
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AGE
first time voters: Labour (47% lead) Over 70+: Conservative (50% lead)
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AGE
47 - crossover between Labour and Conservative
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AGE TURNOUT
18-24:57%. 70+:84%
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CLASS (sociological theory)
Cons: C2 Labour: DE (class gap has narrowed- Thatcherism)
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EDUCATION
High: Labour Low: Conservative
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NARROW GENDER GAP
FEMALE: (43%:43%) MALE: (45%:39%) - men are unlikely to vote LABOUR
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CONSERVATIVE NEWSPAPER
Telegraph, Times, The Sun and Daily Mail
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LABOUR NEWSPAPER
Mirror, Guardian and Independent
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CENTRIST NEWSPAPER
Financial Times
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DOMINANT IDEOLOGY
The Sun supported the winning party every election
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Invalid votes
74,000
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declaration
no local elections - 73% voted declared before 4am (2015:27%)
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Opinion polls - Labour
April: 25% - June: 35%
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Opinion polls- Conservative
constant from April to June (lead over Labour - 45%)
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Opinion polls - SNP
constant from April to June
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Donations
Cons: 208 Lab: 68 (registered)
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By-elections (10 from 2015-17)
6: Labour 3: Conservative 1: Liberal Democrats
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Copeland 2017(Cons gain from Lab hold)
T= 51.3% Cons=44% Labour=37%
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Copeland - GE
conservative (trudy Harrison)
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Labour gained..
Portsmouth South, Kensington and Canterbury
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2015 turnout

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Conservative lost..

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