Voting in Cities: The 1964 Borough Elections by L. J. Sharpe

By L. J. Sharpe

Show description

Read or Download Voting in Cities: The 1964 Borough Elections PDF

Best elections books

The Partisan Sort: How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans (Chicago Studies in American Politics)

As Washington elites drifted towards ideological poles during the last few a long time, did usual americans stick with their lead? within the Partisan variety, Matthew Levendusky finds that we have got replied to this trend—but no longer, for the main half, via changing into extra severe ourselves. whereas polarization has filtered right down to a small minority of electorate, it additionally has had the extra major impact of reconfiguring the best way we kind ourselves into political events.

Understanding Political Change. The British Voter 1964–1987

The principal main issue of realizing Political swap is to discover the social and political assets of electoral swap in Britain. From the Labour successes of the Sixties in the course of the reemergence of the Liberals as a countrywide strength in 1974 and the increase and fall of the SDP to the capability emergence of the fairway occasion within the Nineteen Nineties, Dr Heath and his collaborators chart the regularly altering mildew of British politics.

Women and Legislative Representation: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Sex Quotas

Ladies in Legislative illustration: Electoral platforms, Political events, and intercourse Quotas provides an entire and foreign viewpoint at the percentage and influence of girls in nationwide parliaments. extra accurately, it seeks to spot the criteria that effect the proportion of woman parliamentarians, paying specific recognition to the electoral process.

Additional info for Voting in Cities: The 1964 Borough Elections

Sample text

B) representatives Professional Foremen and supervisors Other skilled and clerical workers Unskilled workers Full-time trade union officials Con. II I I 4 Lib. Lab. 5 2 5 8 3 Voting in Cities A kind of' locality rule', by which a candidate who lives within the ward has an electoral advantage, is supposed to operate. Using actual residence in the ward as the rubric, one finds that 38 per cent of Liberal, 44 per cent of Labour and 61 per cent of Conservative candidates could be classified as local.

Since these two wards are the Liberal strongholds, this increase is perhaps less remarkable than would at first appear. The turn-out pattern in the wards was normal. The peripherals had an average of 47·1 per cent, the central wards 35·6 per cent and the intermediates 43 ·6 per cent. The voting pattern was also more or less normal, although there were two minor surprises in Great Horton and Clayton, where Labour had unexpected and narrow gains. The central wards all steadfastly returned Labour councillors, with Labour taking its normal solid share of the poll.

They Bradford 43 ought to have won North Bierley West with a big majority and they only just scraped in. If the Liberals lose this base there will soon be a two-party system in Bradford. The second important effect of the election was on the morale of the party workers. The Telegraph and Argus announced' Tories May Lose Bradford North', and party workers in both camps gladly, or sadly, agreed. It may in fact be no exaggeration to say that the most important effect of this election was in the sphere of morale and organisation for the general election, and not in the sphere oflocal government.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 17 votes