explain the government levels of parliament Essay

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The Electoral Process

There a many different types of elections in the UK the main elections are General Elections and Local Elections. These two elections are can be based around who stands for the role of the vacancy wether it be for prime minister In the general elections or local member of parliament in the local election. Only certain people may stand for an election, to win an election you must;

Over 21 Years of Age
Be a British, commonwealth or Republic of Ireland Citizen
Must be nominated by at least 10 registered electors in the Constituency
Must have authority by the particular party you are standing for

The different types of elections have different roles, the two main ones are local and general, these are as follows:

General Elections

A general election is an election in which all or most members of a certain party are chosen. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections. People who win the general election will be known as Members of Parliament (MP)

Local Elections

An election to select members for a local council to a post such as Mayor, Councilor or Representatives. These are responsible for going to the house of commons and then fighting for specific things such as grants or sorting out the local authorities problems.

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public