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Participation

Encourage political participation and allow members to have a say in policy

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Political recruitment

Checks suitability of candidates and allows political apprenticeships for those moving towards higher positions

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Policy Formulation

Gives a more joined up organised form of government than without parties

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Providing stable government

Without parties commons would just be a gathering of individuals with their own personal goals and ambitions- parties=clear choice

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Representation

Represent members' views. Clear in age of mass membership but because of class and partisan dealingment it's less obvious now. Also rise of catch all parties

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Local level Labour party

Branches select candidates for local election & send delegates to the General Committee of the Constituency Labour Party (which organises the const. level part of the party)

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What is main national organ of the Labour party? What are it's powers?

The National Executive Committee- It has final say on the selection of candidates and oversees policy proposals. Was once the party's sovereign policy making body.

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Local level Conservative party

Branches corresponding to local council wards operate below the constituency level Conservative Associations (CA)

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What is the main organ of the Conservative party?

Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ)

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Where do the Conservatives sit in European Parliament?

With the European Conservatives and Reformists

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Where do Labour sit in European Parliament?

With the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

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Where do the Lib Dems sit in European Parliament?

With the Progressive Alliance of Liberals and Democrats

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How many Conservative MEPs are there?

19

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How many UKIP MEPs are there?

24

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How many Labour MEPs are there?

20

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