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By Chris Cook,John Stevenson

A heritage of British Elections in view that 1689 represents a distinct single-volume authoritative reference advisor to British elections and electoral structures from the wonderful Revolution to the current day.

The major concentration is on common elections and linked by-elections, yet Chris prepare dinner and John Stevenson additionally hide nationwide referenda, eu parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and northern Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. the end result and political value of most of these elections are checked out intimately, however the authors additionally talk about broader topics and debates in British electoral historical past, for instance: the evolution of the electoral procedure, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency measurement and numbers, removal of corrupt practices, and different very important themes. The booklet additionally follows the fortunes not just of the key political events yet of fringe activities of the intense correct and left.

Combining information, precis and research with thematic overviews and chronological outlines, this significant new reference presents a definitive consultant to the lengthy and sundry historical past of British elections and is key interpreting for college kids of British political history.

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