MPs are chosen for the House of Commons using an electoral system called the First Past the Post Voting System.
What is the name given to the UK electoral system?
First Past The Post
The Additional Member System
The Single Transferable Vote
How many MPs are elected at a General Election?
Which party won the 2017 General Election?
Scottish National Party
What is a coalition government?
Where one party runs the country on its own
Where two or more parties run the country together
Where no one wins the election so there has to be another election
What is a majority government?
A government with less than half the MPs in Parliament
A government with more than half the MPs in Parliament
A government where two parties work together
Which one of the following is a disadvantage of FPTP?
There is usually a coalition government
There is a strong constituency-MP link
The winning party is usually elected by less than half of the voters
What is meant by a hung parliament?
A parliament with a majority government
A parliament when no single political party has an overall majority
A parliament without a Prime Minister
What was the result of the 2015 General Election?
A Conservative Party majority government
A Conservative Party – Liberal Democrat coalition
A Conservative Party minority government
What is tactical voting?
Where a voter does not use their vote
Where people vote not for a candidate they prefer but in order to keep a candidate they dislike from being elected
Where a voter picks the same party at every election
What number of SNP MPs were elected in the 2015 General Election?