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Lakeman Library for Electoral Studies

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*  Lakeman Library for Electoral Studies
 is temporarily closed for stocktaking  *

McDougall Trust's Lakeman Library for Electoral Studies holds extensive and unique collections of materials on electoral issues.

Holdings include books, pamphlets, journals, extensive press cuttings and other printed material dating from the mid nineteenth century onwards on voting systems and elections, electoral reform and proportional representation, suffrage and other related constitutional issues.  

Many of the materials stem from or are associated with the Proportional Representation Society (PRS), founded in 1884, the predecessor of the Electoral Reform Society (ERS). The Library's name commemorates Enid Lakeman OBE, the distinguished former director of the ERS and a noted pioneer in the study of voting systems and their effects.

The more unusual items include:

Holdings also include a set of Reform Acts from 1832 to 1884, and a number of reports on elections held during the 1990s in the emerging democracies, Commonwealth countries being well represented.

The Library has access by appointment, normally during working day Monday to Friday, by prior arrangement. 

*  Lakeman Library for Electoral Studies is temporarily closed for stocktaking  * 

McDougall Trust is pleased to be informed about papers, pamphlets, books or other materials on relevant subjects becoming available.

McDougall Trust welcomes legacies and other donations in support of its charitable work.


Contact details:

McDougall Trust


:         +44 (0)74 6924 5072

Post:            Lakeman Library for Electoral Studies 
                    McDougall Trust 
                    Unit W219, Vox Studios
                    1-45 Durham Street, Vauxhall
                    LONDON  SE11 5JH, UK

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