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The UK could take some lessons from Australia on fixed terms for party leaders so that election winners are guaranteed a full term in office

Gauja, Anika (2013) The UK could take some lessons from Australia on fixed terms for party leaders so that election winners are guaranteed a full term in office. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Aug 2013). Website.

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Abstract

The Australian Labor Party has approved proposals from the party’s new leader Kevin Rudd, that the party’s leadership selection rules be changed so that parliamentarians and party members are able to elect party leaders. Anika Gauja writes that the UK’s political parties could consider another aspect of the reforms that ensure party leaders cannot be removed if they have won an election, unless it is demanded by 60% of the party. This would increase the public legitimacy of elected leaders and help to create greater party stability.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 09:14
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54219

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