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Trade union members did not shape the Labour leadership result as much as in past elections

Wickham-Jones, Mark (2015) Trade union members did not shape the Labour leadership result as much as in past elections. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Sep 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Following changes to the Labour leadership election procedures under Ed Miliband, critics claimed that this election would be swamped by affiliated members from the trade unions who could opt in to get a ballot (unlike the old system in which they were capped at a one third share). However, Mark Wickham-Jones finds that trade unionists came nowhere near playing the kind of role that they had done in previous contests. Though they comprised over 30 per cent of the original electorate, in terms of votes returned only 17 per cent came from trade union members.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73414

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