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Where candidates live matters to voters, and they show it in their voting

Evans, Jocelyn (2013) Where candidates live matters to voters, and they show it in their voting. Democratic Audit Blog (04 Sep 2013). Website.

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Abstract

That voters prefer to elect local candidates is a long-held assumption of British politics. Professor Jocelyn Evans’ research has sought to test that assumption. He found that the geographical distance between candidates’ homes and the constituency had a measurable impact on voting behaviour. In this post he shares his findings and argues that voters should have access to more information about the ‘localness’ of those seeking to represent them.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 15:33
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54563

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