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Election petitions remain important to the integrity of UK elections, but reforms are urgently needed

Wilks-Heeg, Stuart (2019) Election petitions remain important to the integrity of UK elections, but reforms are urgently needed. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Jan 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Until recently, widespread confidence about the integrity of UK elections meant that almost no information was available about election petitions, the only legal mechanism through which a UK election result can be challenged. Stuart Wilks-Heeg and Caroline Morris present significant new data about elections petitions from 1900 to 2016. Their findings fill an important gap in our historical knowledge about electoral integrity and inform current debates about the need to reform the petition mechanism.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 19:09
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108077

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