The roles of elections

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They elect a government.
In 2010 a coalition government was formed
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They elect representatives to represent constituencies and individuals.
Steve Baker High Wycombe
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They provide a mandate to the elected government, which gives it the authority to implement the commitments in its election manifesto.
In the Conservatives 2010 manifesto they said they would raise the minimum entry requirements for primary teachers and this has been met because the government toughened up the entry tests for trainee teachers.
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They scrutinise the existing governments and representatives and call them into account.
Ed Milliband criticism for not including immigration and economy in keynote
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They enable the electorate to choose between alternative political programmes and prospective leaders.
In 2015 there were 5 major parties running for election
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They educate the electorate and encourage participation.
There are televised TV debates between party leaders
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They elect representatives to represent constituencies and individuals.

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Steve Baker High Wycombe

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They provide a mandate to the elected government, which gives it the authority to implement the commitments in its election manifesto.

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They scrutinise the existing governments and representatives and call them into account.

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They enable the electorate to choose between alternative political programmes and prospective leaders.

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