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How 'local' are UK politicians? Comparing MPs' constituencies and their place of birth

Gandy, Rob (2018) How 'local' are UK politicians? Comparing MPs' constituencies and their place of birth. British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

Does it matter to voters if a candidate was born in the same region as the constituency they are contesting? Using this definition of 'localness', and with data from the 2014 and 2015 general elections, Rob Gandy presents evidence in support of the argument that localism is on the rise.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/how-local...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91826

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