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Being Policed? Or Just Pleasing Themselves? Electoral Rewards and Punishment for Legislative Behaviour in an Era of Localized Campaigning Effects: The.

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1 Being Policed? Or Just Pleasing Themselves? Electoral Rewards and Punishment for Legislative Behaviour in an Era of Localized Campaigning Effects: The Case of the UK in 2005

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4 Why? Dealigned Increasingly localised Increasing information ‘Safe’ to protest voting So Now Who Do We Vote For? Plenty of issues Plenty of variance

5 Backbench rebellions, highest rate of rebellion since 1945 more in first session, Labour most in final session since 1945 the largest Labour health rebellion the largest Labour education rebellion the (joint) largest rebellion at a Bill’s Second Reading since 1945 the two largest rebellions by MPs of all parties for over 150 years.

6 Overall correlation between rebellion and electoral performance -0.06

7 IssueLoyalRebelNo of rebels standing for re- election Anti-Terrorism Education Nationality and Immigration Enterprise Select Committee NHS Reform Iraq Criminal Justice Health and Social Care Firefighters Asylum and Immigration Higher Education Human Tissue Gambling Children Housing Serious Organised Crime Mental Capacity ID cards Railways Prevention of Terrorism

8 IssueLoyalRebelNo of rebels standing for re- election Anti-Terrorism Education Nationality and Immigration Enterprise Select Committee NHS Reform Iraq Criminal Justice Health and Social Care Firefighters Asylum and Immigration Higher Education Human Tissue Gambling Children Housing Serious Organised Crime Mental Capacity ID cards Railways Prevention of Terrorism

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11 Student populationLoyalRebelN 0-4.9% % %

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14 Why things are complicated: Higher Education Bill Second Reading – on the principle of the Bill as then constituted. Report Stage - to remove clauses relating to top up fees. Third Reading – the vote on the Bill as finally constituted.

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