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WHAT IS A GENERAL ELECTION?

V. Ryan 2006 - 2010

 

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Answer the following questions about a General Election:
   
1. Some people have the right to vote in a General Election. What is a General Election?
 
 
 
 
2. At what age do you gain the right to vote in a General election?
 
 
 
 
3. Some people are not allowed to vote in a General Election. Describe some of these people.
 
 
 
 
4. Name some Political Parties.
 
 
 
 
5. Why is it important to vote in a General Election?
 
 
 
 
6. What is a Member of Parliament (MP)?
 
 
 
 
7. In Britain, how long does a Government stay in power?
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. In a General Election where do people go to vote?
 
 
 
 
9. Who works in the House of Commons and what do they do?
 
 
 
 
10. Who works in the House of Lords and what do they do?
 
 
 
 

WHAT IS A GENERAL ELECTION?

 

11. Ed, seen opposite, is still rather confused. He would rather not vote and then spend the next five years complaining about the Government. In the space below, write a paragraph aimed at persuading Ed to use his right as a Citizen and vote for a Government that will do what he wants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. What does the term DEMOCRACY mean?
 
 
 
   
 
 

13. Ed has two dogs and little interest in what is happening in the world around him. Print key words related to the term General Election, in the space around the drawing of Ed and his two dogs.

   
   
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