Unit 1 Gov P1 M1 D1 Essay

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|Activity Booklet – Assignment 1 | Student: Jordan Stephens |

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LO1.1 - Know the different levels of government in the UK
P1 - Describe the following bodies involved in governance.
Levels of government and their responsibilities: ▪ European Parliament, The European Parliament handles decisions, which would affect the countries, which are members of the EU; these issues include the environment, equal opportunities, transport, consumer rights, movement of the workers and goods, etc. Currently there are 72 members of the UK that get directly elected to become part of
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For us this is the houses of parliament. The monarch is currently Queen Elizabeth II who has reigned since 1952. The Queen has many important formal and ceremonial government roles including: opening each new session of Parliament, disinterment of peers, advice and guidance to the Prime Minister.

▪ House of Commons,
The House of Commons consists of 646 elected members of parliament who represent a wide spectrum of political parties. Each MP represents a localised area, called a constituency. All constituencies should have approximately the same population so that all votes are equally important. This means that constituencies in densely populated areas have a much smaller area than rural constituencies, where the people are spread out. Constituencies can change boundaries, either bigger, smaller or

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