Local Elections in Britain

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3.1 The local electoral timetable in Britain 1991-1999 35
3.2 Variations in size of electoral divisions, English counties 1993 37
3.3 Result for Clitheroe ward, Ribble Valley, 1973 elections 38
4.1 Average turnout in sub-national elections in European Union 47
4.2 Variations in overall turnout at local elections in Britain 53
4.3 Turnout and party competition 58
4.4 Turnout and marginality 61
5.1 Ratio of candidates to seats 1973-1994 68
5.2 Proportion of female candidates, district council elections 1991 and 1995 74
5.3 Average percentage vote difference between male and female candidates in English shire county elections 1973-1993 75
5.4 Average percentage vote difference between male and female candidates in metropolitan borough elections 1986-1992 76
5.5 Finishing order of female and male candidates in 1991 and 1995 English shire district elections 77
5.6 Mean percentage share of the electorate for incumbents and non-incumbents elected in three-member wards at the 1995 English shire district elections 81
5.7 Mean vote change for incumbent and non-incumbent candidates 82
6.1 Structure of party competition in London 1964-1994 87
6.2 Structure of party competition in metropolitan councils 1973-1995 89
6.3 Structure of party competition in English shires 1973-1995 92
6.4 Percentage of the electorate able to vote for party candidate 94
6.5 Structure of party competition in Scotland 1974-1994 96
6.6 Structure of party competition in Welsh district council elections 1973-1995 98
7.1 Overall share of vote in London 1964-1994 103
7.2 Overall share of vote in metropolitan councils 1973-1995 104
7.3 Overall share of vote in English shires 1973-1995 105
7.4 Party systems in English local government 107
7.5 Overall share of vote in Scotland 1974-1994 108

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