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Political Parties in the UK

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on 10 June 2013

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Labour Party Liberal Democrats Sinn Féin Ulster Unionist Party Political Parties
in the UK The Conservative Party Background Information Last Election Results Policies on ... ... education:
- good local state schools
apply a higher standard
- exam system has to improve
take Europe's best as a yardstick
- increase quality of teaching
higher requirements for trainees
- more scholarships
- set up Free Schools ACHIEVEMENTS
1. Academies Act
2. Abolition of "no
touch rule" Policies on ... ... Europe:
- EU needs to be reformed:
to guarantee a stable eurozone (strong pound)
to increase a greater democratic legitimacy
to be faced with competition
- in case of reelection "referendum lock"
referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union ("protection against further loss of sovereignty")
-staying out of the euro (≠ Labour Party) ACHIEVEMENTS 1. UK's entry into the EU (1973,
PM Edward Heath)
2. EU referendum lock
3. EU treaty veto 2011 Popular Members & Leaders - formally the Conservative and Unionist Party
- oldest political party in the world
founded in 1834
- centre-right party
- predecessor: The Tory Party
opposed "Exclusion Bill", strong
monarchy ( Whigs)
- has elected representatives in both
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
2nd largest political party in Northern Ireland
4th largest political party in the Republic of
- republican party
- links with the IRA Background Information Popular Members & Leaders Policy on ... ... a New Republic:
- end the Partition of Ireland
establishment of a democratic socialist
republic (United Ireland)
- referendum on Irish unity (North&South)
- in case of reunification: Westminster MPs
turned into Dàil MPs Last Election Results 2007 2010 2011 considered as public and political voice of the movement
(SF leadership denies) - led by Gerry Adams Popular Members & Leaders Background Information Last Election Results Policy on ... -oldest unionist party in Northern Ireland
- protestant
- until 2003 the largest Unionist party
eclipsed by the Democratic Unionist Party
- opposes union with the Republic of Ireland 2005 Devolution of powers What is Devolution? superior governmental body subordinate elected body transfers power central government elected regional assembly Devolution of powers
to Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland - September 1997: referenda in Scotland and
majority of voters chose to establish a Scottish
Parliament/ a National Assembly for Wales
- Northern Ireland's devolved system of
government is based on the Good Friday
Agreement the Scotland Act 1998
the Northern Ireland Act 1998
the Government of Wales Act 1998 Consequence: - No seats in the House of
- 3 seats in the House of
Lords ... Irish relations:
- pro devolution
- power sharing in Northern Ireland
- strengthen the constitutional union
between Northern Ireland, England,
Scotland, Wales
- co-operative relationship between
Northern Ireland and the Republic
of Ireland Scottish National Party images:
http://i.imgur.com/uvm2K.jpg http://www.bbc.co.uk/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/first_time_voter/8589835.stm content: Together we can make Scotland better! http://www.lindipendenza.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/snp_logo.jpg
http://www.teachingcitizenship.org.uk/imagebank/11_45_4---vote- conservatives--labour-or-liberal-democrats_web.jpg http://www.snp.org/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/national_health_service.htm Sources Sources images: Why an independendant Scotland? building a better Scotland
decisions only for Scotland
more successful
has the financial opportunity to be an own country (oil etc.) A transfer of powers from a central government to local units.
(http://www.thefreedictionary.com/devolution) The delegation of powers to other parliamentary bodies within the UK, specifically, the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/basics/4346975.stm n. 1) Through the automatic operation of law, the transfer of title to real property. 2) n. The transfer from one person or government to another of rights, powers or a public or private office.

Found op http://www.legal-explanations.com/definitions/devolution.htm Tories Nick Clegg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/NickCleggJune09.jpg/220px-NickCleggJune09.jpg
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01614/1979-labours-not-w_1614449i.jpg Simon Hughes Tim Farron "The Liberal Democrats are working for a stronger economy in a fairer society enabling every person to get on in life" 4 key policies fair taxes that put money back in your pocket
a fair chance for every child
a fair future, creating jobs by making Britain greener
a fair deal for you from politicians radical action: to distribute power fairly between people
supports constitutional, electoral and banking reform Policies on... education:
reduce class sizes
increase one-to-one tuition
cut education off the income of their parents ad the social background
improve teachers training
scrap unfair university tuition fees achievments:
2.5 bn pupil premium
reading checks at age 6
new teacher training (bully, encourage) Background Information founded: 3 March 1988
merger of Liberal Party and Social Democratic Party
57 seats in Parliament Ed Miliband Harriet Harman Background Information Founded in 1900
--> Industrial Revolution: represents the interests and needs of the urban proletariat
Key values:
social justice
strong community
reward for hard work
rights matched by responsibilities National Health Service major achievement
introduced in 1948: free medical service for everyone
protect/maintain NHS
routine check-ups for over-40s
more personal care
access to psychological therapy for those who need it Education free nursery education
pupil leaving primary school - secure in the basics
one-to-one tuition for pupil who falling behind (secondary school: personal tutors)
choice of good schools in every area
more power for parents (change school) Plans with Europe work together...
...military convenant
... a full defence review
... better global financial regulation
... to deliver a global deal on climate change
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