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Should we just leave the selection of the party leader to MPs?

Johnson, Richard (2016) Should we just leave the selection of the party leader to MPs? Democratic Audit UK (22 Jul 2016). Website.

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Abstract

From 1922-1980, Labour leaders were elected by MPs in a secret ballot. While there are superficially attractive reasons for the increased trend towards democratising party leadership elections, Richard Johnson questions whether it has really given us better value and proposes that we should reconsider the merits of leaving party leadership selection to Labour MPs. More specifically, he reviews four advantages to the PLP ballot system: constitutional propriety, a better screening process, incumbent accountability, and procedural superiority.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 13:28
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80591

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