Almanac of British Politics: 6th Edition by Robert Waller

By Robert Waller

The 6th version of The Almanac of British Politics back confirms this books attractiveness because the definitive consultant to the united kingdom political map. It comprises biographical sketches of all participants of Parliament together with the hot consumption following the 1997 Labour election victory, and offers a accomplished seat-by-seat research of all parliamentary constituencies. The ebook describes their social, financial and political features, and every profile provides the seat's fresh electoral heritage, in addition to expecting the subsequent election.

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The remainder not included in this figure consist of manual workers, whether skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled: traditionally defined, the working class. Owing to the nature of their economies, the non-manual and professional and managerial figures are higher in urban areas, especially the capital cities of London, Edinburgh and Cardiff, and lower in rural constituencies. 4 per cent in all non-manual occupations. AGRICULTURAL SEATS While vast tracts of the country remain rural in aspect, a mere 2 per cent of the workforce is employed in farming, fishing and forestry.

In recent decades it has become clear that housing is an important determinant of voting preferences, regardless of other variables. Owner occupiers of all classes have tended to support the Conservatives, while council tenants are in the main pro-Labour. 3 per cent of the total stock in Britain. 6 per cent. The two figures, for owner-occupied and local authority housing, will not add up to 100 per cent in each seat. The third type of tenure is privately rented, which at one time formed a majority of all accommodation, but which declined greatly in the twentieth century.

The third type of tenure is privately rented, which at one time formed a majority of all accommodation, but which declined greatly in the twentieth century. 1 per cent of the total housing stock is now in the privately rented sector. Private tenants are usually more inclined to Labour than are owner occupiers, but less so than council tenants. NON-WHITE The statistic ‘per cent Non-white’ refers to the percentage of residents in each seat who categorised themselves in an ethnic group other than white in the 1991 Census.

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