Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: First-past-the-post

  • Mandates, Manifestos & Coalitions: UK Party Politics after 2010

    —Tom Quinn, Essex University [Cross-posted from UK Constitutional Law Blog] One of the most important assumptions underlying this view of British politics since 1945 was that governments were given mandates by voters in elections. That followed from the fact that they were directly elected by voters, as there were no post-election coalition negotiations to intervene between voters’ choices and government formation.