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  • Chapter 2.1: The Westminster ‘plurality rule’ electoral system

    Patrick Dunleavy

    Chapter from the book: Dunleavy, P et al. 2018. The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit.

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    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?

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    Dunleavy, P. 2018. Chapter 2.1: The Westminster ‘plurality rule’ electoral system. In: Dunleavy, P et al, The UK's Changing Democracy. London: LSE Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31389/book1.b
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    Published on Nov. 1, 2018

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