1. 1 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Winter, 1951, p. 355.

  2. 2 PLTBLIc ADMINISTRATION, Spring, 1953, p. 46.

  3. 3 These given here are taken from the Labour Party Annual Conference Report for 1951; it is known that they are in some respects inaccurate.

  4. 4 Co-operative M.P.s conform more closely to thc ordinary Labour pattern; out of 17 elected in 1951, 7 had local government experience.

  5. 5 96 out of 223 M.P.s, 168 out of 461 candidates.

  6. 6 Compare, for instance, the work of Professor NcaIe, Mr. Pennington and Mi. Brunt, Professor Namier and Professor Gash.

  7. 7 My thanks are due to Mr. P. W. Campbell (France), Dr. Brian Chapman (Italy), Mr. John Crundy (Holland and Belgium), Mr. N. C. M. Elder (Sweden), Mr. J. W. Grove and Mr. A. M. Pottef (U.S.A.), Mr. D. J. R. Scott (Yugoslavia); some of these gentlemen obtained private information from officials, to whom we are much indebted. Published sources have been specified where used.

  8. 8 Le Monde, “Elections et Referendums,” Vol. I.

  9. 9 Notices et Portraits of the National Assembly.

  10. 10 N. Ward, The Canadian House of Commons: Representation (University of Toronto Press, 1950), p. 122.