On Thursday 12th December 2019 the UK will be holding a General Election! So here at LVC London School of English, we’ve put together a handy vocabulary guide so you can keep track of everything that’s going on.
- When people over the age of 18 are able to have their say on who should run the country.
- An organisation or group of people that have similar ideas on how a country should be run. There are two major political parties in the UK and they are LABOUR and CONSERVATIVE.
- Each person able to take part in the general election will have to choose between different candidates.
- A place where the public can go to place their vote.
- Is usually a document containing a Political Parties list of promises or intentions to persuade the public to vote for them.
- A hung parliament will happen if neither of the major Political Parties gets enough votes from the public to have control of parliament.
- This usually happens as a result of a Hung Parliament. When no major party has enough votes, two or more Political Parties can join together to form a Coalition.
- Short for a Member of Parliament. Are the people who gain the most support and votes from people in their area or CONSTITUENCY.
- Is an area that an MP will oversee. A constituency is made up of its CONSTITUENTS. There are 650 Constituencies in the UK.
- A voting member of the public.
First Past The Post
- This is the voting system in the UK. This system means that the Political Party that has the most MP’s after a General Election is able to form the Government.
We hope this has provided some help with what can be a very confusing issue! If you’re looking to improve your English Language Skills in 2020, we’re currently offering 10% off all courses booked before 2019 ends!
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