Voting Systems

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What % of the vote did the Tories get in 2017?
42%
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Example of a regional imbalance
2001 no Tory MPs elected in Wales, where they got over 20% of the vote
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Example of LDs being disadvantaged
Won 8% of votes but only 8 seats 2017
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When was the last time a gov. won over 50%?
1935
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What % did the Lab gov. win in 2005?
35%
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How many seats changed hands in 2017?
37
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AV+ system in 1997 under the Essex model?
Lab majority of 60
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What was AV+
Majoritarian AV with proportional top-up
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Example of STV proportionality
Sinn Fein in 2017 = 29% of votes and 39% of seats
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STV 1997 rerun using Essex model
25 seat majoirty for Lab
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AMS 1997 rerun using Essex model
27 seats short of Lab majority
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Which coalition saw a wide scope of policy?
Labour LD 1999-2007
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CLS 1997 rerun using Essex model
89 short of a Lab majority
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No vote in 2011 AV referendum
68%
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How many signatures are needed in Italy for a referendum?
half a million
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Highest referendum turnout?
85% Scotland 2014
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Brexit turnout?
72% 2016
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Lowest referendum turnout?
London Mayor/Assembly 1998, 34%
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Brexit result
52% leave
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Closest call?
Should there be a WA, 1997, 50.3% yes
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Large majority?
NE assembly, 2004, 78% no
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When was the NI independence referendum?
1973
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Which protest group is asking for referendum on the final deal?
The People's Vote
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How was the 1975 EEC question phrased?
"Should the UK stay in"
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What is another example of a referendum not being final?
Devolution 1979
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Who threatened legal action in 2011 and why?
LD Chris Huhne, factual inaccuracies of the no campaign
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Who was accused of influencing the Brexit vote and how?
Russia through social media
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