Goverment and Politics Electoral Systems Quiz

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1. The main aspects of STV are....

  • Unfair to smaller parties and many wasted votes.
  • Larger constituencys for sparesly populated areas and majoritarianism.
  • Multi-member constituencies and wider representation.
  • A close link between the constituent and their MP and unlikely coalitions.
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2. Out of 59 seats in Scotland,

  • SNP took 58 seats for 1.8 million votes.
  • SNP took 56 seats for 1.5 million votes.
  • SNP took 50 seats for 2 million votes.
  • SNP took 55 seats for 1 million votes.

3. AV is used for the Labour and Lib Dem party leadership election, but AV+ is used...

  • Northern Ireland.
  • Police and Crime comissioner.
  • No where.
  • Everywhere.

4. STV stands for....

  • Single Transferrable Vote
  • Single Transactional Vote
  • Standard Tranferable Vote
  • Seven Tiny Vikings

5. The closed party list system is used in the European Elections, but a disadvantage is that....

  • It allows extemist parties to gain more seats. UKIP gained 12 in 2004.
  • It creates gerrymandering.
  • It is majoritarian.
  • it creates doubt to the status of the 'top up' members legitmacy.


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