Pressure groups distribution of power and evidence

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Decline in traditional participation methods such as party membership and electoral turnout. Combined with the rise in pressure group membership.
National Trust have 4 million members, the Conservatives have 10074.
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Increase in access points. Devolution, E.U, Human Rights act and E-democracy.
Online petition to drop health bill 2012. 179,000 signatures led to amendments.
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Increasing government use of think tanks/special advisors. Pressure groups provide expertise.
National Farmers Union need to be consulted with anything to do with farming.
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Increase in participation isn't necessarily meaningful. Chequebook groups.
National Trust, free entry to attractions around UK.
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Trade Unions lost power post Thatcher.
Membership has halved since 1980.
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Minority groups are already represented in parliament.
The Green party and UKIP.
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Increase in access points. Devolution, E.U, Human Rights act and E-democracy.

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Online petition to drop health bill 2012. 179,000 signatures led to amendments.

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Increasing government use of think tanks/special advisors. Pressure groups provide expertise.

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Increase in participation isn't necessarily meaningful. Chequebook groups.

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Trade Unions lost power post Thatcher.

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