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The Eastleigh byelection shows localism still matters in politics, but symbolism is also potent

Garnett, Mark (2013) The Eastleigh byelection shows localism still matters in politics, but symbolism is also potent. British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Mar 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

While it seemed likely on paper that the Conservatives would have reclaimed Eastleigh at the byelection, in practice it was the Liberal Democrat campaign on the doorsteps which secured their victory. Mark Garnett argues that this shows that local factors can still prevail within British politics but also points to UKIP’s success as testifying to the power of symbolism.

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
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75325

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