Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act

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Historical Context Note

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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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 28 November 2014.]