A History of British Elections since 1689 by Chris Cook,John Stevenson

By Chris Cook,John Stevenson

A heritage of British Elections given that 1689 represents a distinct single-volume authoritative reference consultant to British elections and electoral platforms from the fantastic Revolution to the current day.

The major concentration is on common elections and linked by-elections, yet Chris cook dinner and John Stevenson additionally conceal nationwide referenda, ecu parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and northerly Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. the result and political importance of these kinds of 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 approach, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency measurement and numbers, removing of corrupt practices, and different vital issues. The e-book additionally follows the fortunes not just of the most important political events yet of fringe routine of the intense correct and left.

Combining info, precis and research with thematic overviews and chronological outlines, this significant new reference presents a definitive consultant to the lengthy and sundry background of British elections and is vital examining for college students of British political history.

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