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The “empty centre”: how voters’ views have polarised since 2015

Wheatley, Jonathan (2017) The “empty centre”: how voters’ views have polarised since 2015. Democratic Audit UK (07 Jun 2017). Website.

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Following up from his 2015 analysis on the economic and cultural positions of party supporters in England, Jonathan Wheatley uses 2017 data and finds that party supporters have become far more polarised – leaving a gap in the middle, occupied possibly by large numbers of undecided voters. It is this ’empty centre’ on the economic and cultural scales that Labour and the Conservatives will need to win over.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 12:43
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2021 23:20

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