1.2 Party finances, the
party needs funding by
1.3 A disorganised group will find
it hard to create a coherent
2 A party will have a
2.1 This is converted into policies and
programmes to secure support.
2.2 When a GE is looming this is often
converted into a slogan which
summarizes their ideological position.
2.3 There will be internal
disagreements, but politicians
of each party have more in
common with each other than
those in a different party.
3 A party wants to secure power
to govern by winning elections.
3.1 Smaller parties might not see this as an immediate goal but
they might wish to share government with a larger party.
3.2 The smaller parties have
governing as a long term
objective, despite how
unrealistic this might seem.
3.3 They must gain popular
support for their policies.
3.3.1 Must attract the attention of the media so
that they can present their policies to the
population, use opinion polls to evaluate the
popularity of proposals, produce literature
which can be used by activists at elections.
4 A party must select a leader
and candidates for elections
4.1 Local party groups will select candidates for local and general elections.
A variety of people will want to stand, some endorsed by the national
party leaders. The local party selects who they want.
4.2 Leaders give the party direction and make key decisions
on the organisation. They are the face of the party.