Essentials of UK Politics and Government 5th edition - Home

Essentials of UK Politics and Government is the go-to textbook for all A-level Politics students studying the Edexcel specification.

Building on Andrew Heywood's signature accessible style, this new fifth edition has been thoroughly updated by Kathy Schindler and Adam Tomes who draw on their experience to provide an innovative guide to UK Politics.

This book covers all the core topics from Democracy and Participation, Elections and Referendums and Voting Behaviour, to the Constitution, the Prime Minister and Parliament.


Flashcards for Key Terms and Definitions are available on Quizlet now.

Teacher Resources

Resources for instructors (to help with delivering the course and material to distribute to students) can be found in the teacher resources section of this site.