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Women fighting for vote were jailed for criminal damage whilst protesting.

1892 – woman could not graduate a woman was arrested whilst wearing a graduate gown in protest.

1918 – some women could vote.

1914/5 – Funeral of who – Emily Davidson – possibly thrown under a horse, or jumped into the horses in the name of the suffragettes.

WHO CAN VOTE NOW

  • British citizens aged 18+
  • Citizens of the Irish Republic and commonwealth countries resident under Representation of the People ACT 2000.

WHO CAN’T VOTE

 

  • Inherited.
  • Foreign Nationals.
  • Anybody Detained Under The Mental Health ACT.
  • Prisoners Currently Detained.
  • People Convicted Of Election Fraud.
  • If Not On Electoral Register – You Must Be On It To Vote In Any Local, National & European elections.

WHO MAY STAND FOR ELECTION

  • Anyone over 18 who is a British citizen or a citizen of a Commonwealth country or the Republic of Ireland – as long as they meet the residency requirements.

WHO CAN’T STAND FOR ELECTION

  • Undischarged Bankrupts.
  • Those Currently Detained. – Bobby Sands Was Elected Whilst In Jail In Northern Ireland, This Was Changed By Thatcher.
  • People Found Guilty Of Politicians.
  • Members Of The House Of Lords.
  • Judges, Police, Armed Forces, Senior Civil Servants.

To Stand For Election You Must Pay A £500 Deposit,  An MP – The £500 Will Go To The Electoral Commission.

POLLING STATION

  • Open Thursdays 7am-10pm

HOW DO WE DECIDE IF THERE IS A GENERAL ELECTION

  • David Cameron Created A General Election Every 5 Years.

DO WE VOTE FOR A PRIME MINISTER 

  • No

SO HOW DID TERESA MAY 

DAVID CAMERON

HOW DOES VOTING RESULT IN A ELECTION OF A PRIME MINISTER

SEATS

 

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