Learning Objectives• To understand the possible implications of a hung parliament• To investigate the formation of the Coalition• To analyse how having a Coalition government will affect the functions of Parliament
The Hung ParliamentYou have 30 seconds to write down a brief explanation of what can happen when there is a hung parliament.
The Hung Parliament So what did Brown, Cameron and Clegg do?1. Watch the “Five Days That Changed Britain” Documentary.2. Complete the Question Sheet.NB: The documentary will help you to answer the questions, butsome questions will require your own research.
The Coalition1. What were the results of the 2010 election? (5 marks)2. What happened after the election results were announced? (5 marks)3. Why did the Conservatives not form a government after the election? (5 marks)4. Explain the deal that led to the formation of a coalition government. (10 marks)5. What happens (or might happen) when there are disagreements? (5 marks)6. How did the Liberal Democrats feel about the deal? Include Leaders, MPs, and Party Members. (10 marks)7. How did the Conservatives feel about the deal? Include Leaders, MPs, and Party Members. (10 marks)8. What happened to Gordon Brown and Labour? (5 marks)9. How will having a coalition affect the functions of parliament? (25 marks)
HomeworkFinish watching the documentary.Complete the Question Sheet.Revise for Timed Exam Question – ParliamentTopic so far
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