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By Chris Cook,John Stevenson

A historical past of British Elections in view that 1689 represents a different 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 cook dinner and John Stevenson additionally conceal nationwide referenda, eu parliament elections, municipal elections, and elections to the Welsh and northern Irish assemblies and the Scottish parliament. the result and political value of these kind of elections are checked out intimately, however the authors additionally speak about broader topics and debates in British electoral historical past, for instance: the evolution of the electoral procedure, parliamentary reform, women's suffrage, constituency dimension and numbers, removing of corrupt practices, and different vital themes. The publication additionally follows the fortunes not just of the main political events yet of fringe hobbies of the extraordinary correct and left.

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

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