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First-past-the-post: normal (disproportionate) service has resumed

Dunleavy, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0002-2650-6398 (2019) First-past-the-post: normal (disproportionate) service has resumed. British Policy and Politics at LSE (19 Dec 2019), pp. 1-4. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the 2017 election the UK’s first-past-the-post electoral system operated quite proportionately, as the Conservatives and Labour level-pegged at high levels of support, and squeezed out support for other parties. In 2019, however, FPTP reverted most of the way back to its historic pattern, awarding a huge ‘leader’s bonus’ of seats to the Conservatives in England and to the SNP in Scotland. Patrick Dunleavy explores why the levels of disproportionality have bounced back towards historic levels.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 16:15
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103582

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