General Elections in the UK
Questions organized by OpenClass
"New Perspectives" (Aschehoug)
A-Z of Parliament (BBC)
Some useful links:
- How many years can a Parliament serve?
- What takes place when a Parliament has served for the maximum number of years?
- What is a General Election?
- What will the Prime Minister do when an election is called?
- Who are eligible to become a candidate at a parliamentary election?
- What is a constituency?
- Which are the two dominating political parties in the UK?
- During election campaigns candidates from the parties will canvass the public for votes. What does this mean?
- What is a party manifesto?
- Who are eligible to vote?
- What does everyone who is entitled to vote do on polling day (if they don't choose to stay home)?
- First Past the Post is the name usually given to the voting system used in the UK for general elections. What does this mean?
- What is meant by a hung parliament? Can you find another name for it?
- A candidate can win his/her constituency with far less than 50% of the votes. How can this happen?
- What will the Queen do after all of the results are known?
- What will the new Prime Minister do after a general election?
- What is the Shadow Cabinet?
- What is the State Opening of Parliament?