Party Policies and ideas

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Why do political parties have to be organised?
They need to do this in order to carry out their many functions. A vague and disorganised group of people will find it difficult to create a coherent political programme and will be unable to fight elections successfully.
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Conservative slogan
'releasing individuals from the excessive burden of government''
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Labour slogan
'governing on the behalf of the many rather than the few'.
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What is a political party?
A political party is an organisation that develops a set of political goals and policies, which it seeks to convert into political action by obtaining government office, or a share in government, or by influencing the government of the day.
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How do political parties pursue its goals?
It pursues its goals by mobilising public opinion in its favour, selecting candidates for office, competing for elections and identifying suitable political leaders.
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Factionalism
A tendency within parties to split into different internal groups who hold views that are at variance with the main beliefs of the party.
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'releasing individuals from the excessive burden of government''

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Labour slogan

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What is a political party?

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How do political parties pursue its goals?

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