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Why all MPs should support reforming the electoral system: it is a key step in restoring their own legitimacy with the public

Dunleavy, Patrick (2010) Why all MPs should support reforming the electoral system: it is a key step in restoring their own legitimacy with the public. British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Jul 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Most arguments about electoral reform are thinly veiled cloaks for partisan self-interest. By contrast Patrick Dunleavy argues that, whatever your party, there is now an overwhelming public interest case for adopting the Alternative Vote – to restore to all MPs genuine majority support in their locality. This is the crucial first step in restoring the tattered legitimacy of Parliament. Not adopting this reform would condemn MPs to ever-worsening status in the eyes of their local communities in the future.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Research centres and groups > Global Public Policy Network (GPPN)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 14:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/40227/

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