The Boundary Commissions: Redrawing the UK's Map of Parliamentary Constituencies
Manchester University Press, 1999 - Political Science - 429 pages
This work is the first to trace in full detail how the UK's system for defining parliamentary constituencies has evolved since the Great Reform Act of 1832 and how the eight redistrictings since then were undertaken. Particular attention is paid to the five redistrictings that have been undertaken by the independent Boundary Commissions established in 1944, with a detailed study of all aspects of their work on the most recent review of all constituencies. The book is both a standard reference work on redistribution in the United Kingdom and provides the only detailed insight into how that task is currently undertaken, based on a study of all the relevant documents and interviews with over a hundred of those most closely involved.
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The theory of representation and the British compromise
The current legislative framework
The Reviews and their outcomes
Setting the agenda
The process of public consultation
From provisional to ﬁnal recommendations
MPs and their seats
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