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Academics attack plans for opinion poll regulator

Academics attack plans for opinion poll regulator | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Lack of safeguards raises 'fundamental issue of academic freedom'

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Article cites the ESRC funded British Election Study

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The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection

The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxbridge graduates may rule in Britain. But a different British university is making the running in Greece.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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South Holland and The Deepings: We're mainly eurosceptics with a dim view on the impact of immigration

Many voters in South Holland and The Deepings have a strong leaning towards the UK leaving the European Union and believe immigration has had a bad cultural impact, new research has found. The report published last week was based on the 2015 British Election Study, which interviewed about 30,000 people in May and June 2014. ...
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Article on report based on 2015 British Election Study, which is funded by the ESRC.

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For our immigration policy, Labour should forget the Tories and look to Europe

For our immigration policy, Labour should forget the Tories and look to Europe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Three quarters want fewer foreigners. Disillusioned voters have flocked to the radical right. The Government and Commission are at war over the free movement of labour. An EU exit is a real possibility. In case you haven’t noticed, immigration is back on the agenda.

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The article mentions analysis of the British Election Study, which is funded by the ESRC.

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The battle is on to poach Ukip's voters – but they're a loyal bunch

The battle is on to poach Ukip's voters – but they're a loyal bunch | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"We can gain unique insight by looking at the latest wave of the British Election Study, a key resource for academics who study elections."

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The British Election Study is funded by  the ESRC.

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Britain's seven greatest general elections since 1945

Britain's seven greatest general elections since 1945 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
General elections are the great democratic leveller. Every citizen – however wealthy, educated or interested – gets an opportunity to pass judgement on the performance of the government and the direction…
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One of the authors of this article, John Bartle, receives funding from the ESRC.

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Rochester And Strood By-Election: Five Lessons

Rochester And Strood By-Election: Five Lessons | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Sky's Faisal Islam looks at what can be learnt in the fallout from UKIP's second by-election gain from the Conservatives.
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Articles cites research from the British Election Study, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Political disaffection is rising, and driving UKIP support

Political disaffection is rising, and driving UKIP support | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Will Jennings, Gerry Stoker, Nick Clarke and Jonathan Moss of the University of Southampton revisit a poll question first asked by Gallup in 1944 – finding political disaffection on the rise, and driving UKIP support
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Article discusses the launch of Popular Understandings of Politics in Britain, 1937-2014, an ESRC-funded project at the University of Southampton.

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Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate

Game of Losers: the numbers show David Cameron and Ed Miliband face election stalemate | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

No one won the 2010 general election. The Conservatives did not win because they did not get enough votes.  They did not get enough votes because too many people voted for other parties, especially the Labour Party.  

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Scottish referendum has power to renew British politics

Scottish referendum has power to renew British politics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers are using the Scottish independence referendum to conduct a holistic study of voting patterns.  The British Election Study, a long-running research programme that tracks 30,000 voters across the UK, is being expanded to include several thousand more voters in Scotland (taking the Scottish cohort to 5,000) to closely track their voting behaviour and look at how their thinking evolves during the referendum.

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The British Election Study is an ESRC programme studying long-term trends in British voting behaviour since 1964.

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