Study Cards on labour, areas, england
How were the results of elections divided over Britain in the old days and up to 1997?
In the old days Labour was supported by the north of England and most of the inner areas of the cities (industry etc.) The conservatives were supported by the the south of England and most of the areas outside the inner cities. The south west of England is more Liberal Democrats. Scotland and Wales are mostly Conservative. Hereby the majority was often won by the Conservatives between 1945 and 1992. It was suggested this was because Britain had developed a 'middle class society' in stead of a 'working class society'.
What is a By-election?
Its an special election held whenever a sitting MP can no longer fulfill his or her duties. This election is held in this MP's constituancy. They can take place any time and are regarded as indicators of the present level of popularity of the government. A by-election provides the parties with an opportunity to find a seat in parliament for one of their important people.
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