How do local elections work?

In this lesson, we will investigate the voting system used in local elections, learning about political parties and their role in elections and look at the process of local elections step-by-step.

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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!

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? An allowance is the small amount of money given to local councillors to carry out their role.

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Q5.Which definition best describes a council officer?

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Quiz:

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!

Q1.True or false? Local councillors sit in Parliament.

1/5

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

2/5

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? An allowance is the small amount of money given to local councillors to carry out their role.

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Q5.Which definition best describes a council officer?

5/5

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How do local elections work?

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Q1.To vote in local elections within England, what age do you have to be?

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Q2.True or false? If you are an Irish or Commonwealth citizen, you can still vote in English local elections.

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Q3.A political party is a group of people who share a common view on issues. Which one of these is NOT a political party?

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Q4.True or false? You can vote if you are serving a sentence in prison.

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Q5.First Past The Post (FPTP) is the voting system used in local elections in England. Which statement best describes FPTP?

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Quiz:

How do local elections work?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.To vote in local elections within England, what age do you have to be?

1/5

Q2.True or false? If you are an Irish or Commonwealth citizen, you can still vote in English local elections.

2/5

Q3.A political party is a group of people who share a common view on issues. Which one of these is NOT a political party?

3/5

Q4.True or false? You can vote if you are serving a sentence in prison.

4/5

Q5.First Past The Post (FPTP) is the voting system used in local elections in England. Which statement best describes FPTP?

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Lesson summary: How do local elections work?

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