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Nicholas Allen and John Bartle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526133281

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.001.0001

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Electoral integrity and post-truth politics

Electoral integrity and post-truth politics

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(p.141) 7 Electoral integrity and post-truth politics
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None past the post
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Sarah Birch

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.003.0007

This chapter examines the issue of electoral integrity at the 2017 general election and in British politics more generally. While elections are generally administered to high standards and are free of some of the problems found in other democracies, a number of recent party-funding scandals and localised incidents of misconduct have greatly increased the issue’s salience. Moreover, the 2017 election was also contested under the shadow of the alleged rise of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ politics. Looking to the future, changing behaviour around social media raise important questions about the long-term integrity of British elections.

Keywords:   Post-truth, Fake news, Electoral misconduct, Fake news, Party funding

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