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Equalising constituency sizes is likely to reduce the electoral bias in favour of Labour but only minimally so: much of the bias is likely to remain because it is due to other factors such as turnout and vote distribution.

Beisbart, Claus and Bovens, Luc (2011) Equalising constituency sizes is likely to reduce the electoral bias in favour of Labour but only minimally so: much of the bias is likely to remain because it is due to other factors such as turnout and vote distribution. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Dec 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One reason why the government wants to equalise electoral constituency sizes is to correct for a perceived electoral bias in favour of Labour and against the Conservatives. Claus Beisbart and Luc Bovens investigate to what extent unequal constituency sizes were responsible for the electoral bias in the 2010 election.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 15:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/40249/

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