Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Politics of Electoral Systems$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199257566.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. 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: 25 June 2019

The United Kingdom: Plurality Rule Under Siege

The United Kingdom: Plurality Rule Under Siege

Chapter:
(p.157) 8 The United Kingdom: Plurality Rule Under Siege
Source:
The Politics of Electoral Systems
Author(s):

Paul Mitchell (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199257566.003.0008

‘Times they are a-changing . . .’ is at the source of the Westminster model. Or are they? Electoral reformers are still trying to replace Britain’s single-member plurality electoral system with some form of PR, as they have been for 150 years. The system has maintained the parliamentary dominance of two parties, but elections have become increasingly multi-party and disproportional since 1974. However, at sub-state, local, and European elections, Britain has become a very active laboratory for electoral system design and implementation.

Keywords:   single-member plurality, partisan electoral bias, disproportionality, electoral deserts, electoral reform

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 .