British Electoral System and Political Issues
For the first time in history a Presidential election in the United States and a General Election in Great Britain will this year take place almost simultaneously. On October 29 the British voters will choose afresh all members of the House of Commons. On November 4 the voters of this country will choose afresh all their representatives in the lower house of Congress, one third of the Senate and the President. Although British voters have direct control over the personnel of only one chamber in Parliament, a General Election in Great Britain is in some respects of greater political significance than a presidential election in the United States, for British sovereignty is largely concentrated in the House of Commons.