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The Westminster “plurality rule” electoral system

Dunleavy, Patrick (2018) The Westminster “plurality rule” electoral system. In: Dunleavy, Patrick and Park, Alice and Taylor, Ros, (eds.) The UK's changing democracy: the 2018 democratic audit. Democratic Audit. LSE Press, London, UK, pp. 45-55. ISBN 9781909890466

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Identification Number: 10.31389/book1.b

Abstract

Patrick Dunleavy examines a topic of foundational importance for any liberal democracy– how well does the electoral system (in this case the Westminster plurality rule, aka ‘first-past-the-post’) convert votes into seats? A sudden growth in two-party support in 2017 allowed the UK’s ancient voting system to work far more proportionately. But is this outcome a one-off blip, or the start of a new long-term trend?

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://press.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2018 Democratic Audit and the individual authors © CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 12:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90619

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