Electoral reform and the British MEP

  title={Electoral reform and the British MEP},
  author={David M. Farrell and Roger M. Scully},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  pages={14 - 36}
After many years in which the subject was of marginal concern, electoral reform has recently become of central importance to politics in the UK. In this paper we examine the consequences for political representation of the electoral reform introduced in Britain for the 1999 elections to the European Parliament. We find that the immediate consequences of reform for the partisan balance and ‘representativeness’ of the British contingent in the EP were very much as expected. However, both… 

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