How do elections work?

In this lesson we will explore the process of election stage by stage. We will go on to consider who holds power during each stage of the process and how this is excercised.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.True or false? Local councillors sit in Parliament

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Q2.Which one of these is NOT a role of a local councillor?

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Q3.True or false? Local councillors attend committee meetings, which make decisions about a local area or look into an issue

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Q4.True or false? Local councils make planning decisions about developments in their area

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Q5.True or false? Councillor Sophie said that councillors are often the first and last point of call for advice and that people often feel comfortable coming to her

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Q6.Who sits on the committees that make decisions about planning developments in local areas?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.True or false? Local councillors sit in Parliament

1/6

Q2.Which one of these is NOT a role of a local councillor?

2/6

Q3.True or false? Local councillors attend committee meetings, which make decisions about a local area or look into an issue

3/6

Q4.True or false? Local councils make planning decisions about developments in their area

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Q5.True or false? Councillor Sophie said that councillors are often the first and last point of call for advice and that people often feel comfortable coming to her

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Q6.Who sits on the committees that make decisions about planning developments in local areas?

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How do elections work?

Citizenship

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Q1.True or false: a General Election is an opportunity for people to choose their local MP

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Q2.How long does the Fixed Term Parliament Act saw there should be between General Elections?

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Q3.What is a manifesto?

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Q4.True or false: in the UK we have a secret ballot

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Q5.True of False: for elections in England we use the First-Past-the-Post system

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How do elections work?

Citizenship

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false: a General Election is an opportunity for people to choose their local MP

1/5

Q2.How long does the Fixed Term Parliament Act saw there should be between General Elections?

2/5

Q3.What is a manifesto?

3/5

Q4.True or false: in the UK we have a secret ballot

4/5

Q5.True of False: for elections in England we use the First-Past-the-Post system

5/5

Lesson summary: How do elections work?

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