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2015 General Election for Primary Schools - PrimaryClass.co.uk

Simple guide to the UK General election
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Transcript of 2015 General Election for Primary Schools - PrimaryClass.co.uk

The 2015
General Election

What is an Election?
When we decide who leads our country
What do the leaders do?
Decide how our country is run:
Schools
Laws/Rules
Money
Tax
Spending
Police, Immigration, Hospitals, Business.......and lots more things!
How are elections run?
Elections happen every 5 years
How to win
Each party wants to win Constituencies

One MP (Member of Parliament) each

Party with most MPs win
Different Leaders Belong to different Parties
Leaders Belong to Parties
Thursday, May 7th
The Parties
The Conservatives
(Tories)
David Cameron
Labour
Ed Miliband
Liberal Democrats
(Lib Dems)
Nick Clegg
United Kingdom Independent Party
(UKIP)
Nigel Farage
The Parties
And others...
Not this kind of party...
Every adult (over 18) has one vote
At the end of the day, all the
votes are counted
The Party with the most votes wins the Constituency
The party with the most constituencies wins the General Election and become leaders of the country
If there is no clear winner, there is a hung parliament, which means some of the parties have to share leading the country
Who do you think will win this time?
Each party has different views on how best to run the country
They share their views through:
Manifestos (a list of promises)
TV Debates
Posters
Internet
Interviews
Visiting people
Making speeches
Adverts
to persuade people to vote for them
Winner?
The leader of the winning party becomes the
Prime Minister
and lives at
Number 10, Downing Street in London
Key Words:
Election
Leader
Tax
Law
Party
Manifesto
Persuade

Vote
Constituency
MP
Polling station
Ballot box
Prime Minister
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