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UK Politics

UK Politics (1st edn)

Andrew Blick
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date: 11 December 2023

p. 144p. 1457. Elections and votinglocked

p. 144p. 1457. Elections and votinglocked

  • Andrew Blick


This chapter looks at how voting helps people to take a direct role in politics. The chapter discusses the rules by which the electoral system operates. It discusses the different types of electoral systems used in the UK. It connects General Elections and the formation of government at the national level. The chapter then offers a number of theoretical perspectives from which to consider voting in terms of fairness, mandates, and effectiveness. The chapter looks at the impact of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 and how the integrity of elections is maintained. Finally, it looks at the plan to equalize the size and reduce the number of UK parliamentary constituencies.

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