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by Byron Criddle

  • ISBN: 0415268338
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Byron Criddle
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 7 edition (August 2, 2002)
  • Pages: 944 pages
  • FB2 size: 1200 kb
  • EPUB size: 1514 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
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Almanac of British Politics book.

Almanac of British Politics book. It is firmly established as the definitive guide to the political map of the United Kingdom, covering in detail each of the constituencies sending representatives to the House of Commons. It also contains insightful biographical sketches of every single Member of Parliament.

The book describes their social, economic and political characteristics, and each profile .

The book describes their social, economic and political characteristics, and each profile gives the seat's recent electoral history, as well as looking forward to the next election.

The Almanac of British Politics is a reference work which aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United Kingdom (UK) through an approach of profiling the social.

The Almanac of British Politics is a reference work which aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United Kingdom (UK) through an approach of profiling the social, economic and historical characteristics of each parliamentary constituency (district) and of their individual representative Member of Parliament (MP)

Excellent resource for British Politics.

Excellent resource for British Politics. Glad to see it has been updated to reflect the sweeping 1997 Labour Victory and Boundary Commission changes. A must for anyone interested in British Politics. The bible of british politics. com User, December 12, 1999. Gets even better with time. If you are interested in what is going on in a major player in europe this is the book to get.

Byron Criddle is Reader in Politics at Aberdeen University. The Almanac offers a complete guide to the electoral map of Britain, with profiles of every constituency and biographical profile of every member of parliament.

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It has firmly established itself as the definitive guide to the electoral map of the UK for nearly twenty-five years, covering in detail each of the constituencies sending representatives to the House of Commons. Byron Criddle is Reader in Politics at Aberdeen University.

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The Almanac is broken down alphabetically by constituency, with additional material offering regional surveys of. .

The Almanac is broken down alphabetically by constituency, with additional material offering regional surveys of the previous election, statistical data about the seats such as those with the highest working-class population or the fewest number of students, the youngest and oldest and longest serving MP.

This new edition of The Almanac of British Politics has been thoroughly revised and updated since the second successive Labour election victory in 2001. It is firmly established as the definitive guide to the political map of the United Kingdom, covering in detail each of the constituencies sending representatives to the House of Commons. It also contains insightful biographical sketches of every single Member of Parliament.The Almanac gives a comprehensive seat-by-seat analysis of all parliamentary constituencies, describing their social, economic and political characteristics. This edition also includes new statistics for each seat including:

electorate and turnout average property values per constituency unemployment premature mortality index and rank order financial deprivation.

This is the essential reference work on British politics for students, academics, journalists and psephologists.


Reviews about The Almanac of British Politics (4):
Tygrafym
This is the 'bible' of British electoral politics, but it suffers from one major drawback - since it was published we have had the 1997 General Election which renders much of it out-of-date. The next edition is therefore eagerly awaited. Basically the book consists of an account of each parliamentary constituency, detailing its location, social and political mix, and boundary changes imposed since the previous election in 1992 (which in some cases make drastic changes to its political flavour). The really fascinating element of this analysis is the prediction made as to the likely outcome of the 1997 election - the authors followed the common belief that the (then) opposition parties would catch up on the Conservatives, but failed to predict the size of the landslide that overwhelmed John Major's government on 1st May 1997. In my own constituency, for example, the prediction includes the line "there will be no more close contests in Bosworth" - the sitting MP saw his majority slashed from 19,000 to 1,000!
The constituency profiles also include potted biographies of the sitting MPs and, in some cases, of the people thought likely to replace them. These are 'warts and all' sketches that are often highly amusing. My own MP, we read, was described as "so stupid that he couldn't find his own bottom with both hands and a compass" - by someone who is now a government minister!
As a student of the political scene I turn to this book constantly when an MP or a constituency hits the headlines, and I always learn something new from it. It has a value despite the turn of events, but I won't be alone in my eager anticipation of the next edition!
I'm a Russian Occupant
This is an excellent, highly readable book for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of British politics. Each constituency is profiled in-depth, and I reach for this book every time a by-election is caused. This new edition is highly welcome, as the old edition was made hopelessly out of date by the 1997 Labour landslide. Buy this book, and you'll know which seats Peter Snow means the next time he says "Now let's have a look at our Swingometer!"
Bluecliff
Excellent review of british politics. Gets even better with time. If you are interested in what is going on in a major player in europe this is the book to get. Provides excellent portraits of all the major players in this parliament and of Tony Blairs government.
Malaris
Excellent resource for British Politics. Glad to see it has been updated to reflect the sweeping 1997 Labour Victory and Boundary Commission changes. A must for anyone interested in British Politics.

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