Dr. Kazuaki Nagatomi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Law at Keio University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.2012 0-7734-4084-4
Politics in England both local and national have been dominated by the Conservative and Labour Parties. Yet, in recent years, specifically in mayoral elections, there has been an insurgence of independent candidates that have made it through the process. Albeit, the process in England is so strenuous that it is almost impossible for outsiders to get into office, yet the local elections provide independents with a much stronger chance of winning. This is the first study to examine voters tendencies, and political actors at the local mayoral level, and lays out profound distinctions between Parliamentary and local council elections in England.