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Strategic voting in the 2015 general election: why Liberal Democrats didn’t vote for their own party

Hale, Isaac (2019) Strategic voting in the 2015 general election: why Liberal Democrats didn’t vote for their own party. Democratic Audit Blog (01 May 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

When do people not vote for their preferred party? Isaac Hale finds that in 2015, Liberal Democrat supporters abandoned the party when they thought it had no chance of winning a seat and a tactical vote could affect the outcome in their constituencies. This shows how in a first-past-the-post electoral system smaller parties can be caught in a vicious cycle of low expectations and strategic voting by their supporters.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2021 00:49
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2021 00:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108134

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