Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act (40 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18874, accessed 11 December 2016.]