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Declining support for the Conservatives in the North and Labour in the South means outright majorities will be less and less likely

Travers, Tony (2014) Declining support for the Conservatives in the North and Labour in the South means outright majorities will be less and less likely. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Conservative and Labour parties have seen their combined share of the overall vote decline over the last several decades. This downward trend has been especially pronounced for Conservatives in Scotland and the urban North of England and Labour politicians in the South, making it harder for either party to win a general election outright. Unless the parties can solve the challenge of how to re-connect with their ex-voters and in places where decline has occurred, they will be consigned to become’major minority’ parties, writes Tony Travers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN1187 Scotland
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 14:35
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74286

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