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How do parties operate in Parliament?

Post by: 09/05/2018 0 comments 950 views

This video discusses the role of parties within Parliament, and the effect they have on its discourse and operation.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The party system as a ‘many party’ and eclectic one.
  • The translation of party manifesto into legislation.
  • The role of the whips in ensuring maximum voting on party legislation.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The effect that parties have on Parliament.
  • The mechanisms for enforcing this effect.
Credits

With thanks to:

  • Keith Vaz MP
  • Lord Cormack

Image – Cromwell Green (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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