How to Win Elections

How to Win Elections


Starting Point

Types of Election

Electoral Areas

Polling Districts


Electoral Register


Registering as a Candidate




Local Press

Press Release

Public Meetings

Online Campaigning

Eve of Election

Knock-Up Areas

Election Day

Number Tellers


The Count

Post Election Party

Post Election

Election Expenses


About The Author


Different types of Election

In the UK there are various bodies that are elected. These include the Members of the European Parliament, The House of Commons, The Scottish Parliament, The Welsh Assembly, The Northern Ireland Assembly, County Councils, District Councils, Unitary Authorities (including London Boroughs), Mayoralties, The Greater London Assembly and Parish Councils.

One odd aspect that you may have to deal with is that these bodies are elected by different means. Some use the traditional UK system of first-past-the-post where the candidate(s) with the most votes on a straight count wins. Others use various systems of proportional representation.

In essence however, for the purposes of this site, this does not matter as whichever system is employed all the parties will still be busy trying to maximise their vote.

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