‘Yes, the census’: The 2011 UK Referendum campaign on the Alternative Vote

@article{Seawright2013YesTC,
  title={‘Yes, the census’: The 2011 UK Referendum campaign on the Alternative Vote},
  author={David Seawright},
  journal={British Politics},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={457-475}
}
  • D. Seawright
  • Published 16 September 2013
  • Political Science, History
  • British Politics
For the Liberal Democrats, the debacle that was the AV Referendum campaign engendered demands from within the party for an official investigation into what was termed a ‘living nightmare’. However, utilising LeDuc’s conceptual map of the elements involved in a referendum campaign, in particular the role of the official groups, political parties, their leaders and the media, this article examines the AV Referendum campaign of 2011 and demonstrates that it was always likely that such a campaign… 

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