Beyond party discipline: UK Parliamentary voting on fox hunting
In the second term of the New Labour Government, the issue of fox hunting occupied 700 hours of parliamentary time and received extensive press attention. This article shows that the hunting case reveals a different pattern than that found for voting on other conscience issues in the UK parliament, with party an almost perfect predictor of voting in the two main parties. In examining this outcome, we focus on way in which the issue played in both the main political parties during the passage of...[Show more]
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