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Do you get a say? How and why geography divides the British over their political influence

McKay, Lawrence (2018) Do you get a say? How and why geography divides the British over their political influence. Democratic Audit Blog (23 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The extent of discontent with established politics in the UK has been laid bare in recent years. One popular explanation puts geography centre-stage: positing a divide between Londoners’ relative contentment and the angry North. Using data from fifteen years of surveys, Lawrence McKay explores geographic differences in perceived influence over national politics. This analysis shows the regional divides are real, accounting for key factors such as class, education and age. More work is needed to establish causes, but surveys suggest the drivers include the view that London is subject to favouritism in policy-making and the perception of a ‘London-centric’ political class.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 08:00
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 08:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109697

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