British House of Commons Roll Call Data, 1841-1847 (ICPSR 7384)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
William O. Aydelotte

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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.

Aydelotte, William O. British House of Commons Roll Call Data, 1841-1847. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1841 -- 1847


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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.

Members of the British House of Commons in the period 1841-1847.

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.

administrative records data, and roll call voting data



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