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Holding European Parliament elections concurrently with local elections increases turnout and benefits certain parties

Larkin, Kevin (2014) Holding European Parliament elections concurrently with local elections increases turnout and benefits certain parties. Democratic Audit UK (02 Apr 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The UK will hold hold elections for the European Parliament on 22 May, alongside the local government elections also taking place in many areas. Kevin Larkin has analysed the effect of holding these types of election on the same day, and finds that it leads to a small but significant increase in voter turnout. It may also hand an advantage to particular parties, with Labour most likely to benefit in May because of the pattern of local elections taking place.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2014 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
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81568

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