have you ever been with your mum or dad to go and vote?

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Have you ever been with your mum or dad to go and vote? Slide 2 They might go into a school- like ours and into a little booth like these. Slide 3 Inside they put a cross on a piece of paper to choose one person they want to represent them. Slide 4 At the end of the day all the crosses are counted. Slide 5 The person with the most crosses is elected. Slide 6 In our country there are two main kinds of election. Slide 7 Local and national elections. Slide 8 Local elections are for representatives on local and parish councils. Slide 9 Local councils deal with housing, rubbish collection, schools, sports centres, care for those who need support and other local services. Slide 10 Local councillors can be anyone over 21. Slide 11 They go to meetings and make decisions for those in their local community. Slide 12 Sometimes the people who voted for them agree with their decisions and sometimes they dont. Slide 13 The other kind of elections we have are national elections. Slide 14 We elect members of parliament (M.P.) to represent us in the government of our country, at least every five years. Slide 15 Your M.P. speaks for the people in your area in the House of Commons. Slide 16 The national government, in London, makes decisions on many different things that affect your life. Slide 17 These include: hospitals, schools, the environment, relations with other countries, the police and the economy. Slide 18 There are 646 M.P.s and they are all different! Slide 19 Do you know who your M.P. is?

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