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It’s unrealistic to expect MPs to follow the view of the people who elected them every time

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Abstract


  • The same-sex marriage survey results showed up which members of parliament voted in a starkly opposite fashion to those in their electorates. The electorate of Blaxland had a strong “no” vote, while their MP Jason Clare voted yes, and in prominent “no” campaigner Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah there was a strong “yes” vote.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2017). It’s unrealistic to expect MPs to follow the view of the people who elected them every time. The Conversation, 17 November 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4275&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3260

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 17 November

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The same-sex marriage survey results showed up which members of parliament voted in a starkly opposite fashion to those in their electorates. The electorate of Blaxland had a strong “no” vote, while their MP Jason Clare voted yes, and in prominent “no” campaigner Tony Abbott’s seat of Warringah there was a strong “yes” vote.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2017). It’s unrealistic to expect MPs to follow the view of the people who elected them every time. The Conversation, 17 November 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4275&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3260

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 17 November

Place Of Publication


  • Australia