Erskine May

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Thomas Erskine May (1815—1886) clerk of the House of Commons


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The term refers to the guide to parliamentary practice, Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings, and Usage of Parliament (1844), written by Thomas Erskine May (1815–86). The book, and its subsequent updated editions, provides rules of conduct for Members of Parliament and is referred to in those countries which have a legislature based on the Westminster Parliament.

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