The influence of legislators’ endorsements in party leadership elections

Hanretty, Chris (2018) The influence of legislators’ endorsements in party leadership elections. British Politics, 13 (4). 454–466. ISSN 1746-918X

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In the 2010 election for the post of leader of the British Labour party, almost all members of parliament endorsed one of five leadership candidates. I investigate the effect of these endorsements on the votes cast for candidates in each Westminster constituency. I find that an MP’s endorsement caused an average increase of 7.5 percentage points in the vote share of the endorsed candidate in that MP’s constituency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: labour,leadership elections,ed miliband,constituency parties
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Political, Social and International Studies (former - to 2014)
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:00
DOI: 10.1057/s41293-017-0056-6


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