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8th Edition

The Almanac of British Politics
8th Edition

ISBN 9780415378239
Published June 6, 2007 by Routledge
1104 Pages

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Book Description

The latest edition of The Almanac of British Politics has been thoroughly revised and updated to include full details of the new constituencies following the comprehensive boundary changes which will come into force throughout the United Kingdom at the next election. 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.

Its comprehensive coverage provides a witty and informative biographical profile of every Member of Parliament and a detailed social, demographic, economic and political analysis with statistics of seats to give the clearest picture of the British social and political landscape in the twenty-first century.

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

Table of Contents

List of maps.  Acknowledgements.  Introduction.  The 2005 Parliament.  The May 2005 general election result.  Regional survey.  The most marginal and safest constituencies – 2005 general election.  Statistical tables: constituencies  Social statistics: explanation of terms.  Members of Parliament.  2005 Parliament: youngest MPs.  2005 Parliament: oldest MPs.  2005 Parliament: longest (continuously) serving MPs.  The new constituency boundaries - 2007.  Unchanged constituencies.  Majorities list – constituencies ranked by actual or (post boundary review) notional majority.  Conservative targets - candidates  Party abbreviations.  Constituencies and Member of Parliament.  Maps.  Index of Members of Parliament.

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Robert Waller is a former Fellow and Lecturer at Oxford University and is currently Head of Politics and History at Greenacre School, Banstead.

Byron Criddle is Reader in Politics at Aberdeen University.


'A really useful guide to our rulers, a fountain of arcana and attitude.'
Jeremy Paxman

The Economist