At first sight, this cartoon from the 1950 general election (found in The British General Election of 1950) is rather bizarre: why would people be covering up election posters when the police are passing by? … Read the full post »
Until 1983, the Representation of the People Act 1948 was the core piece of legislation covering the conduct of elections in the UK.
It isn’t just the law that matters – it’s how cautiously or not people react to a change in the law and how habits evolve even when statutes are unchanged. … Read the full post »