In many fundamentals, British elections have hardly changed in a century. Yet the details - both legal regulations and the behaviour of parties, candidates and voters - are constantly changing, perhaps never faster than in the last few years. This fully revised new edition of the standard text on British elections addresses the continuities but also documents recent changes in law and practice, new trends in voting (and non-voting) behaviour, and adds comprehensive tables of results and statistics.
Author Dick Leonard: Dick Leonard is an historian, journalist and author and a former Labour MP. For many years he was Assistant Editor of The Economist, and headed their office in Brussels, where he was later also correspondent of The Observer. He also worked for the BBC, and contributed regularly to leading newspapers across the world. His publications include The Economist Guide to the European Union, Elections in Britain, A Century of Premiers: Salisbury to Blair; Nineteenth Century British Premiers: Pitt to Rosebery and Eighteenth Century British Premiers: Walpole to the Younger Pitt.