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1

Name 3 things about dictatorship

All decisions are made by one person
Elections are never held
The government holds all the power and the people have none

2

Name 3 things about democracy

Elections are frequent
Representatives are chosen every so often
The people of a country have the real power

3

Name 4 things that is politics

Winning sports on tv
Traffic and roadworks
Expensive products in shops
Vandalism and police

4

Why do people vote?

To hope fora better future and help the side they are on

5

What happened to women in Saudi Arabia?

They were being denied by their votes

6

Why did women in Saudi Arabia want to vote?

So they could have a voice

7

Why are prisoners not aloud to vote?

They broke the law don’t deserve a vote

8

How many representatives are in the local councillor?

63

9

How many years are local councillors elected?

Every 4 years

10

Where do the local councillors work?

Waverly court near waverly train station

11

What do the local councillors make decisions about?

Local schools, housing roads, buses and waste collection

12

How many MP’s are there?

650

13

How many years are MP’s elected?

5 years

14

Where do MP’s work?

The houses of parliament at westminster

15

What do MP’s make decisions about?

Issues such as immigration, war, defence and the lottery (gambling)

16

How MSP’s are there?

129

17

How many years do MSP’s get elected?

4 to 5 years

18

Where do MSP’s work?

Scottish parliament in Holyrood

19

What MSP’s make decisions about?

Health, environment, crime and education

20

What would a good candidate need?

Good listening skills
A lot of patience
Good at speaking

21

What does a good candidate not need to be?

They don’t need to be strong or pretty

22

Who is my local MSP?

Gordon Macdonald

23

Who is my local MP?

Joanna Cherry

24

Name five political parties?

Liberal democrats
Labour
SNP
Conservatives
Consecutives

25

Who are the conservatives leader at westminster?

Theresa May

26

Who is the conservative leader in scotland?

Ruth Davidson

27

What is good about using resources like tv and radio?

Can reach to a large number of voters at once

28

What is a bad thing about using tv and radio?

Its very difficult to get on tv and radio

29

What was the turnout of the election?

87.5%

30

What does democracy mean?

People have the right to vote and have more freedom, rights and responsibilities

31

What is a representative?

A oerson chosen to speak for others

32

What is a political party?

A group of people who have similar ideas and want to run the government

33

What is a policy?

An idea a party has about how to make a country better

34

What is a manifesto?

A book made up of the parties policy’s

35

Name all the scottish political parties

Scottish Labour
Scottish Conservatives
SNP
Scottish liberal democrats

36

What does general election mean?

When most adults in the UK have chance to decide who runs the country

37

What is a turnout?

The number of people that are allowed to vote actually do vote

38

What is an election campaign?

When a political party uses their resources to advertise before the election to get more votes

39

Name 3 campaign methods party’s can use

Political broadcasts
Posters
Cars with loud speakers