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How UKIP’s election strategy is boosting Theresa May’s chances of a big majority

Johnston, Ron, Pattie, Charles and Rossiter, David (2017) How UKIP’s election strategy is boosting Theresa May’s chances of a big majority. Democratic Audit UK (29 May 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In the aftermath of the 2016 Brexit vote, UKIP seems to have lost much of its original purpose and is unlikely to repeat its 2015 vote share at the 2017 General Election. But, Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie and David Rossiter argue, it may yet have an important – if indirect – impact on the election result. UKIP is trying to demonstrate the strength of support for Brexit by standing candidates in Labour-held but UKIP-leaning seats, and constituencies where the Conservative incumbent opposed Brexit. In some Labour-Conservative marginals, meanwhile, it has not fielded a candidate at all. In this way, the party is boosting Theresa May’s chances of a big majority.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 12:52
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80377

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