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Political Parties: Local

  • Dick Leonard
  • Roger Mortimore

Abstract

The national organisations of the political parties monopolise publicity in the press and on radio and television, but it is the local branches with which the voter is likely to come into contact. The main parties have branches in each of the 641 constituencies in Great Britain. The Conservative Party also established branches in Northern Ireland in the early 1990s; Labour and the Liberal Democrats now also accept members from Northern Ireland, but do not contest elections there.

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Political Party Constituency Parti Local Branch Party Member Labour Party 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    The fi gures are cited in David Butler and Dennis Kavanagh, The British General Election of 1997 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), p. 217.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Dick Leonard and Roger Mortimore 2005

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  • Dick Leonard
  • Roger Mortimore

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