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What's more important to voters? Coherent policy or the chance to 'send a message' - Spectator Blogs

What's more important to voters? Coherent policy or the chance to 'send a message' - Spectator Blogs | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
What are you doing when you vote? Much of the discussion about elections assumes – implicitly or explicitly – that voters are making a judgement about policies being put forward…
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Age significantly impacts on the choices that voters make at elections

Age significantly impacts on the choices that voters make at elections | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
The current Coalition Government has notably protected the benefits and pensions enjoyed by older people, with political considerations likely key in its thinking. James Tilley argues that ageing a...
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Age and voting behaviour

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The age of the voter has been shown to greatly affect voting behaviour. Firstly, in terms of party policy, many students and young people shifted their support away from the Liberal Democrats after their U-Turn on tuition fees (25% less 18-24 year olds voted Lib-Dem in 2015 compared to 2010); many elderly people supported the Tory policy on the 'Triple lock' policy on state pensions which was introduced in the 2010 coalition government. Secondly, James Tiley argues that ageing as a psychological process entails a shift in stance towards the status quo - which would favour conservative policies and naturally the Conservative party. This is partly why in the 2015 election the Tories had a 24% lead over Labour for voters over the age of 65.

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2015 general election: it's the economy, stupid! (Well, maybe not …)

2015 general election: it's the economy, stupid! (Well, maybe not …) | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
Pollsters are no longer sure the twin pillars of economic competence and consumer confidence can deliver the winner
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Why Northerners don’t vote Tory

Why Northerners don’t vote Tory | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
Karl Marx was wrong; or, at any rate, unfair. He complained that philosophers “only interpreted the world” when the point was to change it. The trouble is, change is likely to work only when we understand what is wrong.
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Divided kingdom

Divided kingdom | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
IN 1951 Winston Churchill launched the Conservative Party’s general-election campaign in Liverpool. The crowd went wild. “I’m not conceited,” he later told...
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Regional voting

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How would you get people voting again? Open thread

How would you get people voting again? Open thread | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
A Guardian/ICM poll suggests anger, not apathy, lies behind reduction in political engagement. What would it take to increase turnout?
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The political affiliations of the UK’s national newspapers have shifted, but there is again a heavy Tory predominance

The political affiliations of the UK’s national newspapers have shifted, but there is again a heavy Tory predominance | Voting Behaviour | Scoop.it
The 2010 General Election saw the Conservatives gain a number of newspaper endorsements, and failed to win outright. But while there is a consensus that newspaper endorsements matter less today tha...
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