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Explain the term PARTICIPATION

The electorate can engage in the political processthrough electoral (voting in elections) or non-electoral participation(individually writing to one’s MP)

Explain why political participation matters in democracy

Ensuresa legitimate government is elected.

Explain what is meant by the term 'political culture'

The opinions, attitudes and beliefs which shape political behaviour.

What is democracy?

'People Power'

Explain the term gender gap

Well established differences between the voting habits of male and female voters

What is a swing?

A measurement of movement of votes from one party to another, between one election and the next

What is protest voting

Voting for another party to send a message to their 'natural party'

What is meant by tactical voting

Voting for a candidate that is not their preferred candidate, to prevent their least favoured candidate being elected.