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The relative electoral impact of central party co-ordination and size of party membership at constituency level.

Fisher, Justin and Denver, David T. and Hands, H. T. Gordon (2006) The relative electoral impact of central party co-ordination and size of party membership at constituency level. Electoral Studies, 25 (4). pp. 664-76. ISSN 0261-3794

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Abstract

Over the past decade, clear evidence has been produced showing that effective constituency campaigning in British general elections can lead to better electoral performance. This evidence has challenged the received wisdom that only national campaigning is significant and that efforts at local level are meaningless rituals. Denver et al. have focused on the role of the national parties in strengthening local campaigns in target seats; Seyd and Whiteley, by contrast, have stressed the importance of local party membership. This article attempts to assess the relative electoral impact of national party co-ordination and constituency party membership and suggests that the impact of these two factors varies by party.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Electoral Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constituency campaigning ; Elections ; Party members ; Party centralization ; Britain
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 24016
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2009 15:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24016

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