Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act

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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.
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Editors. "Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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