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The low salience of European integration for British voters means that UKIP will have to expand their platform to gain more support.

Clements, Ben, Lynch, Philip and Whitaker, Richard (2013) The low salience of European integration for British voters means that UKIP will have to expand their platform to gain more support. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (08 Mar 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The rise of UKIP has heightened existing tensions within the Conservative party over the EU, which the Prime Minister’s promise of a future referendum has dampened without finally resolving. However Ben Clements, Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker argue that the available evidence shows that this is an issue of little importance to the majority of the electorate. While UKIP have been moderately successful in drawing out connections between the EU and issues of greater concern to voters, the persistently low salience of the European question means that they will have to move beyond this core concern if they are to win more votes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 09:12
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72769

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