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The Green Surge and how it changed the membership of the Party

Poletti, Monica and Dennison, James (2016) The Green Surge and how it changed the membership of the Party. British Politics and Policy at LSE (03 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Between 2010 and 2015, the Green Party went from being an james.dennisonafterthought in British politics to an established member of the second tier of Britain’s party system. Although their 2015 election result disappointed many, the “Green Surge“ in membership from late 2014 onwards turned them into the third largest party in England and Wales. Monica Poletti and James Dennison explain the surge did not alter the party’s ideological composition but instead reinforced earlier movements to the left. The Green Surge also created a more balanced membership profile in terms of gender, education and social class. But while most of the party’s members voted for the Greens, one in five of these “surgers” did not, raising questions as to the durability of their membership.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 08:48
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71018

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