Representation of the People Act 1949


Representation of the People Act 1949

The 1949 Representation of the People Act was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

It prohibited those attending top universities (such as Oxford and Cambridge) from voting for a university MP and essentially ceased the practice of plural voting.

From this point forward, those on the UK electoral register were only allowed to vote once, and to vote in one constituency in any general election, and thus vote only once, even if for some reason they were registered in more than one.


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