Principal Investigator(s): Aydelotte, William O.
This study investigated the socioeconomic composition of the 1841-1847 British House of Commons and the political behavior of the men who sat in it. For each member of parliament, data were collected on personal background, constituency, political career, social position, and professional and business interests. The information on political behavior includes party affiliation, roll call responses in 186 individual parliamentary votes (called "divisions"), and the parliament members' ranking on 24 cumulative scales derived from voting data to allow generalizations about voting patterns.
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Aydelotte, William O. BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS ROLL CALL DATA, 1841-1847. Compiled by William O. Aydelotte, University of Iowa, Dept. of History. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 197?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07384.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07384.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: biographical data, British Parliament, career history, constituencies, legislative bodies, legislators, Members of Parliament, nineteenth century, occupation, parliamentary governments, party affiliation, political behavior, political history, roll call data, social status, voting behavior, voting patterns
Date of Collection:
Universe: Members of the British House of Commons in the period 1841-1847.
Data Types: administrative records data, and roll call voting data
Data Collection Notes:
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Sample: Although only 658 members of parliament could sit in the House of Commons at one time (656 after the disenfranchisement of Sudbury in 1844), due to turnover the total number of men who sat between 1841-1847 was 815.
DOD'S PARLIAMENTARY COMPANION, HANSARD'S PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES, the published division lists of the House of Commons, articles from the printed press, and other published materials.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-03
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