Scholars have long recognised the important role parliament played in negotiating the boundaries between centre and locality. This collection of essays explores this relationship from many viewpoints from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Issues covered include theories of representation, the work of MPs on behalf of their local communities, constituency knowledge of parliamentary proceedings, the role of the house of lords, the nature of legislation, changes in the electorate and the dynamic relationship between national and local politics. Drawing on a wide range of case studies and a variety of archival sources, these essays add a good deal to our understanding of this key aspect of English parliamentary history.
Parliament and Locality, 1660-1939
Edinburgh University Press
Education & Reference