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Money and electoral politics: Local parties and funding at general elections

Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie


Political parties are crucial to British democracy, providing the foundations for mobilising voters. Their constituency branches are key links between voters and Parliamentary candidates and their activities require two vital resources – people and money. Much has been written on the decline of party membership but far less on money. In this much-needed book, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie use the latest research and hitherto unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK’s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election. They look at how much ... More

Keywords: political parties, democracy, money, general election, campaign, grassroots, students, politicians, civil servants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447306320
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ron Johnston, author
University of Bristol

Charles Pattie, author
University of Sheffield