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Politics AS Level

Participation Statistics

TermDefinition
Conservative vote share and seats 2015 37%, 331 seats
Conservative vote share and seats 2010 36%, 307 seats
Labour vote share and seats 2015 31%, 232 seats
Labour vote share and seats 2010 29%, 258 seats
Liberal Democrats vote share and seats 2015 8%, 8 seats
Liberal Democrats vote share and seats 2010 23%, 57 seats
UKIP vote share and seats 2015 13%, 1 seat
UKIP vote share and seats 2010 3%, no seats
SNP vote share and seats 2015 5%, 56 seats
SNP vote share and seats 2010 1.7%, 6 seats
Turnout 2015 General Election 66%
Turnout 2010 General Election 65%
Lowest turnout at a General Election 2001- 59%
Highest turnout at a General Election 1950- 84%
EEC Referendum 1975 turnout and verdict 63%, yes
Scotland and Wales devolution 1979 turnout and verdict 63% yes, 58% no
1998 GLA and London Mayor referendum turnout and verdict 34%, yes
2004 NE Regional Assembly turnout and verdict 48%, no (voted by almost 80% of voters)
2011 AV referendum turnout and verdict 42%, no
2014 Scottish Independence referendum turnout and verdict 85%, no
2014 Scottish Independence referendum youth participation statistics 80% of under-18s signed up to vote
Size of public grant for both sides of referendum campaigns, according to PPERA 2000 £600,000
AV referendum budget for both sides Yes- £2.2 million, No- £3.5 million
EU election 2014 turnout (and average EU turnout) 36% (43% average)
EU election lowest turnout and date (and average EU turnout) 24%, 1999 (50% average)
2014 local election turnout 35%
2012 Police and Crime Commissioner turnout 15%
Membership of political parties in 2015 <1% of the electorate was a member of one of the main three political parties
SNP membership from 2013-15 25,000 -> 110,000
UKIP membership from 2013-15 32,000 -> 42,000
Percentage of safe seats 56% according to the Electoral Commission
Number of spoiled ballots at 2015 General Election 300,000
Percentage of female, Oxbridge educated and privately educated Conservative MPs in 2010 16% female, 1/3 Oxbridge, 1/2 Private School
Turnout in UKIP gain by-elections, 2014 51%
Viewing figures for the leaders' debates 2015 7 million for ITV seven way 4 million for BBC debate 9 million in 2010
Created by: bethysav