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Title: Constituency campaigning in Britain 1992-2001: Centralisation and modernisation
Authors: Denver, D
Hands, G
Fisher, J
MacAllister, I
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Party Politics. 9 (5) 541-559
Abstract: Constituency (local) campaigning in British general elections has been transformed over the last ten years or so. Firstly, national party headquarters have taken an increasingly large role in planning and managing constituency campaigns. Although the pace of change has varied across the major parties, all are heading down the same road. Secondly, campaigning on the ground has also changed. Technological and other changes have led to a decline in the use of traditional campaign techniques and increased use of new methods, especially in ‘key’ seats. These developments are charted using data derived from a unique set of nation-wide surveys of election agents at the last three general elections. Finally, the paper returns (briefly) to the debate about the electoral effects of constituency campaigning, presenting data relating to its impact in each of the three elections concerned.
ISSN: 1354-0688
Appears in Collections:Politics and International Relations
Dept of Politics, History and Law Research Papers

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