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The Proportional Decline Hypothesis in English Elections

A. H. Taylor
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 135, No. 3 (1972), pp. 365-369
Published by: Wiley for the Royal Statistical Society
DOI: 10.2307/2344613
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2344613
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The Proportional Decline Hypothesis in English Elections
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Abstract

A theoretical pattern of the relationships between the size of changes in party support and the previous strength of the party concerned is described, and tested using English election results from 1950 to 1970. Some parts of the patterns are found to exist, but others are not.

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