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Was Farage the midwife delivering Johnson’s victory? The Brexit Party and the size of the Conservative majority

Norris, Pippa (2019) Was Farage the midwife delivering Johnson’s victory? The Brexit Party and the size of the Conservative majority. British Policy and Politics at LSE (16 Dec 2019), pp. 1-6. Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the 2019 election, the Brexit Party stood only in opposition seats and asked its candidates to stand down in Conservative-held seats. Pippa Norris estimates that the impact of this strategy doubled Johnson’s parliamentary majority. So, despite his party being wiped out in this election, Farage’s role has been one of kingmaker in terms of both the predominance of the Brexit agenda and the size of the Conservative majority.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 23:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103584

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