Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act (40 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


The British Parliament passes the Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act in an attempt to repress electoral bribery. It acts by limiting the spending of all political parties in a general election to £800 000, and limiting the spending permitted to individual candidates.

Editors. "Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 26 October 2016.]