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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. Democratic Audit Blog (16 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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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)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 18:33
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 23:03

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