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Who Runs the Country?

Pupils explore who runs the country and how they are picked. They learn about the important role that MPs play and how they can make their voices heard.

Overview

In this lesson pupils explore who runs the country and how they are elected. Pupils will learn about the important role that MPs play in representing the people who live in their constituencies. The lesson concludes by challenging pupils to consider what issues they think are most important in society and what promises they would…

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