- 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 Oxfordand Cambridge) from voting for a university MP and essentially ceased the practice of plural voting.
From this point forward, those on the UK
electoral registerwere 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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