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Leaving the House: the challenges former MPs face after leaving Parliament

Byrne, Christopher and Theakston, Kevin (2015) Leaving the House: the challenges former MPs face after leaving Parliament. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Dec 2015). Website.

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Every election sees a number of parliamentarians leave the House of Commons. Through outlining the experiences of members who left in 2010, Christopher Byrne and Kevin Theakston explain that the transition into a ‘political afterlife’ is not as straightforward as some might think. Many former members struggled to find a job, especially following the expenses scandal, while women were more likely to have been selected for marginal or unwinnable seats, and so their shorter tenures created additional problems.

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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: 12 Apr 2017 12:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:02

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