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Proportional RepresentationCritics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945$
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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

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The Second Campaign, 1905–1914

The Second Campaign, 1905–1914

(p.145) VII The Second Campaign, 1905–1914
Proportional Representation

Jenifer Hart

Oxford University Press

John H. Humphreys was a clerk in the Post Office who initiated the revival of the PRS because he was alarmed by the results in the local London Borough Councils elections. Since the first elections in 1900, there was evidently no rational link between the seats and the number of votes and as such, there were parties that did not acquire any representation on the council. Humphreys wrote several times to Courtney about reopening the campaign, and Courtney was initially hesitant about the idea until he heard about the intention of the government to introduce the redistribution of seats. In May 1905, the society was reopened wherein Humphreys took position as honorary secretary. It making the public aware of their causes, they distributed various propaganda literatures, wrote letters to the press, and organized different meetings.

Keywords:   John H. Humphreys, PRS, London Borough Councils, Courtney, revival

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