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‘Hung Parliament’ – but where does the term come from?

Post-election we’re hearing the term ‘Hung Parliament’ but where does the term come from? The term ‘Hung Parliament’ derives from the term ‘Hung Jury’ when jurors cannot decide on a verdict in court and a retrial is needed. The earliest use of the term in a law report appears in an 1821 case, Evans v. […]

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