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“Safe seats” are only really safe as long as rival political parties neglect to target them

Wyburn-Powell, Alun (2014) “Safe seats” are only really safe as long as rival political parties neglect to target them. Democratic Audit Blog (20 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Are so called “safe seats” safe because of the devotion of their electors to a particular political party, or because the other parties simply don’t bother wasting their resources on ‘unwinnable’ contests? Alun Wyburn-Powell points to several examples, both historical and recent, which suggest that an intimidatingly large majority may be more fragile than it looks, provided that efforts are made to contest the seat.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 14:03
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2019 09:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63344

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