Pressure groups influence and evidence

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Lobbying. Pressure group has connections political parties. Meet to develop policies.
The CBI have a close link with the government. Cameron, Clegg and Miliband support them about free child care for under two year olds.
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Parliamentary methods. Large groups number of MPs committed representing them in parliament, either for financial return or because MP is a sympathiser.
The Live Music Act 2012. Lords passed easier small music venues permission play live music.
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Direct action. Occurs when pressure groups seek to obtain maximum publicity for their cause. Legal or illegal.
Greenpeace broke into Kingsnorth Power Station £30,000 worth of damage.
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Public opinion. Demonstrate to political leaders that issue/issues support command widespread interest among people and deliver votes so leaders listen.
Age UK represented elderly 2005 grey vote.
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Media. Celebrities and new technology draw attention to cause.
Joanna Lumley Gurkha Justice Campaign.
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Parliamentary methods. Large groups number of MPs committed representing them in parliament, either for financial return or because MP is a sympathiser.

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The Live Music Act 2012. Lords passed easier small music venues permission play live music.

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Direct action. Occurs when pressure groups seek to obtain maximum publicity for their cause. Legal or illegal.

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Public opinion. Demonstrate to political leaders that issue/issues support command widespread interest among people and deliver votes so leaders listen.

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Media. Celebrities and new technology draw attention to cause.

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