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Title:Election cycles in MPs' outside interests? The UK House of Commons, 2005-2010 PDF Logo
Authors:Geys, Benny
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:WZB Discussion Paper SP II 2011-104
Abstract:Politicians often implement popular changes in public policies prior to elections, with the aim of improving their Election Day outcome. This research note evaluates whether such electioneering carries over also into politicians' extra-parliamentary activities. Evidence from the UK House of Commons over the period 2005-2010 suggests adjustments do occur in MPs' outside activities over the election cycle. The safety of the politicians' seat and his/her decision to stand for re-election play an important mediating role.
Subjects:Outside interests
election cycles
House of Commons
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers, Forschungsprofessur & Projekt "The Future of Fiscal Federalism"
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