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    • Commons Briefing papers: Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
    • Lords Library Notes: Authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
    • POSTbriefs: Responsive policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on mini-literature reviews and peer review, typically commissioned by select committees and library research services.
    • POSTnotes: Proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board.
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Election timetables
Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Commons Briefing papers RP09-44
Candidates' addresses on the ballot paper
Published Monday, March 16, 2009 | Commons Briefing papers SN05004
A new clause was added to the Political Parties and Elections Bill at report stage on 2 March 2009 which would allow candidates to withhold their home address from publication. There has been a provision to require a candidate to give his home address on the nomination form, from where it is transferred to the ballot paper, since the Ballot Act 1872. This Note looks at the background to this requirement and at earlier calls for the practice to be discontinued.
3-way marginal seats
Published Friday, September 5, 2008 | Commons Briefing papers SN03425
3-way marginal seats. By Sean Lightbown. SN/SG/3425.
Election Statistics: UK 1918-2007
Published Friday, February 1, 2008 | Commons Briefing papers RP08-12
This paper has been superseded by Research Paper 12/43, UK Election Statistics: 1918-2012.
General Election 2005
Published Friday, March 10, 2006 | Commons Briefing papers RP05-33
General Election 2005. House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/33

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