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Political Awareness

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Political Awareness Introduction For this assignment I shall research all the relevant information needed to complete this assignment. I shall research all of the key government figures, functions and it's movements and actions since it has been in power (New Labour 2001). I shall research the key positions in this government and explain their roles and responsibilities e.g. Tony Blair is the representative of the 'New Labour' and one of his responsibilities are to choose who shall be in the cabinet. when I have finished all the tasks I shall give my conclusion and include the relevant references and bibliography. What is the cabinet? The Cabinet is composed of about 20 ministers, although the number can vary. They are chosen by the Prime Minister and may include departmental and non-departmental ministers. The functions of the Cabinet are to initiate and decide on policy, the supreme control of government and the co-ordination of government departments. The exercise of these functions is vitally affected by the fact that the Cabinet is a group of party representatives, depending upon majority support in the House of Commons. Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service-The Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, MP Born in Scotland in May 1953 Tony Blair went to school at Durham and Edinburgh. He read Law at Oxford University and qualified as a barrister in London in 1976. He specialised in cases of unfair dismissal under Employment and Industrial Law until 1983. He married Cherie Booth in 1980 and they have four children. Tony Blair has been MP for Sedgefield since 1983. In Parliament he has held the following posts: Opposition spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs 1984-87; Opposition spokesman on Trade and Industry 1987-88; Shadow Secretary of State for Energy 1988-89; Shadow Secretary of State for Employment 1989-92; Shadow Home Secretary; Leader of the Labour Party 1994- ; Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service 1997- . ...read more.


Nick Brown enjoys going to the opera in his spare time. Lords Chief Whip and Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms: The Lord Grocott Who was born on the 1st of November 1940 and Son of Reginald Grocott and late Helen Grocott. He is married to Sally Ridgway who he wedded in 1965 now have 2 sons. Lord Grocott attended Hempstead Grammer School and then later on attended Leicester University where he studied a BA in Politics in 962 and then later on attended Manchester University where he did a MA in Economics in 1966. Since then Lord Grocott has attaind many positions and professions: Administrative officer, LCC 1963-64; Tutor in politics, Manchester University 1964-65; Lecturer then senior lecturer in politics, Birmingham Polytechnic 1965-72; Principal lecturer, North Staffs Polytechnic 1972-74; Presenter then producer, Central Television 1979-87 Conservatives Shadow Cabinet Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition & leader of the Conservative Party Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP Deputy leader of Her Majesty's Opposition and Shadow Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Michael Ancram QC MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP Chairman of the Conservative Party Mrs Theresa May MP Shadow Secretary of State for the office of the Deputy Minister Rt Hon David Davis MP Shadow Seretary of State for the Home Department Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP Leader of her Majesty's Official Opposition in the House of Lords Rt Hon Lord Strathclyde Shadow secretary of state for Defence Hon Bernard Jenkin MP Shadow secretary of state for Defence David Willetts MP Shadow secretary of state for Health Dr Liam Fox MP Shadow secretary of state for Enviroment, Food and Rural Affairs David Lidington MP Shadow secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale OBE MP Shadow secretary of state for Transport Tim Collins CBE MP Shadow secretary of state for Local Government and the Regions (ODPM) Eric Pickles MP Shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland Quentin Davies MP Shadow leader of the House of Comons Rt Hon ...read more.


Each has a themed area of work built around the objective of the community plan: 1. Housing and community safety 2. Health and social care 3. Education, Leisure and Cultural services 4. Environment and Regeneration There are a collection of other smaller additional committees and panels which are of a statutory nature and which deal with specific areas of the council's work. These include the Planning Committee and Licensing Committee. An independently chaired standards committee has also been formed to encourage and promote high standards of conduct within the authority. Dear Mr. Smith I am writing to you to tell you about how my party 'the Student Welfare Party' relates to the government in power 'New Labour'. Now from the information I have about my campaigns ideologies, which are to redistribute the money that students give back into the college through bus passes and internet cards, are not that dissimilar from the ideas that the current government has. This is proven through the fact that the current government used the money taken from taxation of companies and firms and put it back into the countries economy so that it may be used to help people who are in a poor financial position to afford or rent out those basic goods that they need to survive e.g. a washing machine or a cooker. This idea is mostly socialist due to the fact that the key factors that socialist try to work on improving are education, health, employment. And if there is something that the person can't afford then the government will give it to you rather than refuse you it like a capitalist government would. A current party which relates mostly to the 'refusing of goods ideology' are the liberal democrats who believes in making profit for yourself is a better way for a person to live. But if you have no money then you are on you're own. A country that best relates to this ideology is America. ...read more.

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