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Electoral Reform at Work

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This book charts the political transformation of Britain that resulted from the "Great" Reform Act of 1832. It argues that this extensively debated parliamentary reform, aided by the workings of the New Poor Law (1834) and Municipal Corporations Act (1835), moved the nation far closer to a "modern" type of representative system than has previously been supposed. Drawing on hitherto neglected local archives and the records of election solicitors, Dr Salmon demonstrates how the Reform Act's practical details, far from being mere "small print", had a profound impact on borough and county politics. Combining computer-assisted electoral analysis with traditional methods, he traces the emergence of new types of voter partisanship and party organisation after 1832, and exposes key differences between the parties which resulted in a remarkable national recovery by the Conservative party. In passing he provides important new perspectives on issues such as MPs' relations with their constituents, the expense and culture of popular politics after 1832, the electoral impact of railway development, and the role of 'deference voting' in the counties. Dr PHILIP SALMON is Editor of the 1832-1945 House of Commons project at the History of Parliament. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

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Added value:
First Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Salmon Philip
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x160x23
EAN-13:
9780861932610
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861932610
ISBN-13:
9780861932610
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
302
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer
Series:
30
Title:
Electoral Reform at Work

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This book charts the political transformation of Britain that resulted from the "Great" Reform Act of 1832. It argues that this extensively debated parliamentary reform, aided by the workings of the New Poor Law (1834) and Municipal Corporations Act (1835), moved the nation far closer to a "modern" type of representative system than has previously been supposed. Drawing on hitherto neglected local archives and the records of election solicitors, Dr Salmon demonstrates how the Reform Act's practical details, far from being mere "small print", had a profound impact on borough and county politics. Combining computer-assisted electoral analysis with traditional methods, he traces the emergence of new types of voter partisanship and party organisation after 1832, and exposes key differences between the parties which resulted in a remarkable national recovery by the Conservative party. In passing he provides important new perspectives on issues such as MPs' relations with their constituents, the expense and culture of popular politics after 1832, the electoral impact of railway development, and the role of 'deference voting' in the counties. Dr PHILIP SALMON is Editor of the 1832-1945 House of Commons project at the History of Parliament. Book condition very good, covers and spine unmarked and all pages crisp and clean.

Added value:
First Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Salmon Philip
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x160x23
EAN-13:
9780861932610
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861932610
ISBN-13:
9780861932610
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
302
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer
Series:
30
Title:
Electoral Reform at Work

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