• Revision:First Past the Post

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Advantages and Disadvantages of First Past The Post

As always, use examples

Advantages

  • Strong stable government
  • Strong tie between MP and constituency
  • Keeps extremist parties out
  • Easily Understood

Disadvantages

  • Unfair
  • Undemocratic
  • Perpetuates the two party system
  • General election can be decided in a few marginals
  • Some politicians don’t have to work to keep their seats
  • Perpetuates apathy in safe seats

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