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Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Commons Briefing papers SN05168
This Note looks at the possibility of introducing primaries into the candidate selection processes of UK political parties, following the experiment of an open primary in Totnes, Devon, by the Conservative Party. It also examines experience of primaries in the United States, where the procedure is well established.
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This paper has been superseded by Research Paper 12/43, UK Election Statistics: 1918-2012.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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