“There is nothing more important to a democracy, than a well informed electorate”
This site was created with this vitally important quote above in mind. I endeavor to highlight just how important politics is to our daily lives, give yourself a strong understanding of how our political system works, hopefully make you a more likely and savvy voter, and perhaps even give you a passion for politics (I can only hope!).
How to use this site
This site aims to explain the workings of the UK Political system in some detail, but in such a way to ensure that it’s comprehensible. To help with this, I have broken UK Politics down into a number of key sections which compose the tabs you will see in the blue bar at the top of the page. This will help you navigate the site and help to break the daunting subject into manageable chunks, that you can quickly return to and refresh you memory.
If this is your first introduction to British Politics and your learning from the very start, first of all congratulations. It takes a lot of courage to pick up a new subject, and learn from the very beginning. I do hope, and strongly believe that all your work will be worth it in the long run! I would advise you to start on ‘UK Politics’ page which goes through the basics, an overview and some key unique features of the UK Political system. The paragraph titled ‘Overview’ will however seem very complicated and daunting. But not to worry. This is a very quick summary of how British Politics works, and is perhaps the most complicated paragraph on the whole of the website. I would recommend reading this paragraph quickly but not taking too much time trying to understand all the new words or concepts. Then move on to explore the other pages on the website where the complicated paragraph will be split up into the individual components and explained. By going through each individual section you should also begin to see how each aspect of UK Politics works, and how they fit together in the political system. After you have finished immersing yourself into a world of politics, I would strongly recommend going back to the ‘Overview’ paragraph to see just how much you now understand, and the distance you have traveled in your learning adventure.
As you may have seen on the landing page, politics guide also has a twitter account (@Politics_Guide), which aims to share up to date news and interesting information about UK Politics. This allows you to take what you have learnt from the website and apply it into a real world context, and further fuel your new passion for politics.
Well I guess the last thing for me to say is that I hope you enjoy using this website, and find it an easy and enjoyable way to learn about our very own special and unique political system (something I wish I could have found when I personally decided that I didn’t know enough about politics and started on my very own learning adventure). I would love to receive any feedback on this site and am always open to constructive criticisms. Please feel free to comment below or email me with the link provided on the right hand side.