A key feature of the New Labour government's constitutional reform agenda has been the introduction of a number of alternative methods of voting for both existing elections and for those to new political institutions.
This book examines the workings of these various systems of elections, looking specifically at how they operate within the United Kingdom and their direct impact on representation and governance.
It also considers voting behaviour in the UK, with reference to the context of the electoral system being used.
In conclusion there is an attempt to discover the extent to which the introduction and operation of different electoral systems has affected voter behaviour.
Key Features: *A lively and up-to-date integration of the theory and the practice of elections in the UK *Recognises the national and regional diversity of the subject matter *Reflects the needs of students studying different parts of the United Kingdom