Thomas Hare’s Machinery of Representation

Announcement Date: 30/04/1857

Following the general election on 30 April 1857, Conservative lawyer Sir Thomas Hare published Machinery of Representation later that year and editions of his Treatise on the Election of Representatives: Parliamentary and Municipal appeared between 1859 and 1873. In these works he laid out the basic system that would go to to become the Single Transferable Vote.