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Why don’t people vote? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Why don’t people vote? You asked Google – here’s the answer | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Instead of asking why people don’t vote, we might ask why anyone bothers in the first place. Given that the likelihood of any election being decided by a single vote is so small, it makes little or no sense

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Insights into our reasons why we vote (or not) by ESRC-funded researcher Tim Bale who leads the Party Members Project (PMP)

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Do we really become more conservative with age?

Do we really become more conservative with age? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The accepted wisdom is that the young are more radical than the old. But is this true, and if it is, why should our politics change with the years?

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan

Parties target older voters at expense of young, says Labor's Sadiq Khan | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Shadow justice secretary says campaign managers for all major parties focus on older voters who are more likely to vote

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Political parties are in need of friends

Political parties are in need of friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Labour’s problem is that many of the voters lost in 2010 have now moved on to UKIP (propelled more by immigration than Europe), rather than being won back.
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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Grim prediction for Lib Dems makes new coalition less likely

Clegg’s MPs are not as popular as they think - study suggests fewer than 20 will survive election

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Article cites a study that analysed early data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Plymouth Tory MP could be ousted at General Election say city academics

Plymouth Tory MP could be ousted at General Election say city academics | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

POLITICAL experts told an ensemble of Plymothians and students that Labour could be set to oust one of the city’s Tory MPs in the General Election thanks to national trends conspiring in their favour.

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Report profiles the ESRC Festival of Social Science event in Plymouth on 4 November.

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'Trust me' - Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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Fact Check: Do Ed Miliband's Claims Stack Up?

Fact Check: Do Ed Miliband's Claims Stack Up? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ed Miliband has set out his six goals for Britain's future in his speech to the Labour conference. So how do some of his claims fare under closer scrutiny?

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Artilce cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Net migration to UK soars by 39 per cent to 243,000

Net migration to UK soars by 39 per cent to 243,000 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Net migration to Britain has surged by 68,000 in the past year to 243,000, despite promises to reduce the figure to below 100,000 by next May's general election.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford.

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Uncertainty a Year On From Zanu-PF's Election Victory

Amidst deep political frictions, Zimbabwe has found itself confronted by various economic challenges and contradictions.

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Author, Ian Scoones is Co-Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre


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Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make

Labour needs to be candid about the painful cuts it will have to make | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Andrew Rawnsley: Behind the scenes, Labour's Treasury team has begun to identify how it would squeeze spending to balance the books if the party were to win power
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The article names the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) as a respected independent body. The IFS receives some funding from the ESRC, for independent research and analysis.

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How do the ITV News/ComRes polls reach their results?

How do the ITV News/ComRes polls reach their results? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How do the ITV News/ComRes polls reach their results? 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Britain likely to allow voting at 16

In a massive shift, Britain is planning to allow 16 year olds to vote in the upcoming general election in May. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed a House of Commons vote on expanding ballot to teenagers.

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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Osborne To Attack Labour's Spending Plans

Osborne To Attack Labour's Spending Plans | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Tories say Labour's "unfunded spending promises" are a risk to the economy as Ed Miliband is to launch his election campaign.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute of Fiscal Studies

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The Farage revolution gets more absurd, yet the voters still back it

The Farage revolution gets more absurd, yet the voters still back it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ukip is embroiled in yet another scandal, but far from self-destructing, the party remains a threat to the Tories.

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Article cites a study that analysed early data from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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Student vote may hand power to Labour as Lib Dem support collapses

Student vote may hand power to Labour as Lib Dem support collapses | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research by an Oxford academic suggests that university students could hold the key to which political party forms the next United Kingdom government after the May 2015 general election.

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Article cites the work of the British Election Study, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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The Lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why Ukip Will Damage the Tories in 2015 But May Ultimately Harm Labour

The Lessons of Clacton and Heywood: Why Ukip Will Damage the Tories in 2015 But May Ultimately Harm Labour | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ukip's Douglas Carswell won the party's first seat in Clacton while in Heywood & Middleton, Labour held the seat by a whisker. These results prefigure the kind of damage Ukip may inflict on the Tories, making a Labour victory more likely in 2015. Yet in the long run, Labour should worry about Ukip's rise.

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The article references the work of the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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Trust me: Labour and the Conservatives have laid out their plans to help squeezed Britons

As Britain’s party-conference season nears its end it is clear that the economy will dominate campaigning ahead of the May 2015 general election. 

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The article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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It's vital to get young voters into the polling booth

It's vital to get young voters into the polling booth | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
John Ryley: Surveys suggest only one in person in eight under 25 is certain to vote next May. It's time to take action
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The article discusses findings from European Social Survey data. The ESRC provided funding for the European Social Survey.

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The Tories' future is threatened by their lack of minority appeal

The Tories' future is threatened by their lack of minority appeal | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Baroness Warsi was right – the Tories do have a problem with the ethnic vote, a problem that could crush them.

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This article cites the British Election Study (BES) which is funded by the ESRC. 

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Where the big arguments for devolution are heading

"A recent survey by the British Election Study suggests 74% of voters want some or a lot more devolution. Only 35% of them are Yes supporters.  57% of No voters actually want more devolution and 50% of all voters believe it will happen if No wins. This is a rising tide the pro-Union parties are desperate to harness."

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The article quotes a survey from the ESRC-funded British Election Study.

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