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 26 October 2016.]
Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act (40 words)
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.18874 Corrupt and Illegal Practices Act 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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