Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Proportional RepresentationCritics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jenifer Hart

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198201366

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 December 2018

School Boards, Local Government, and Home Rule, 1885–1904

School Boards, Local Government, and Home Rule, 1885–1904

(p.126) VI School Boards, Local Government, and Home Rule, 1885–1904
Proportional Representation

Jenifer Hart

Oxford University Press

The electoral reform movement took on a low profile for the twenty years after proportional representation had not been adopted in 1885. Although the PRS may have become less active, Lubbock and Courtney — the organization's foremost leaders — did not stop promoting their cause and they took every opportunity they could to keep working. This chapter illustrates how both Lubbock and Courtney were able to incorporate their ideas specifically through three different areas: school boards, local government, and the home rule for Ireland. The chapter looks into how they attempted to set up a select committee for the election of those to be included in school boards, how democratically elected local authorities allowed questions regarding the electoral procedure, and how a bill was introduced that enabled elections by simple majority.

Keywords:   electoral reform, PRS, Lubbock, Courtney, school board, local government, home rule, Ireland, simple majority

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .