A Note on Housing Tenure and Voting in Britain, 1983

R. J. Johnston*

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The conventional view in British voting studies is that the major determinant of voting behaviour is class. More recently it has been argued that class cleavage has been replaced by consumption sector cleavage and that the major determinant of voting behaviour relates to modes of consumption. In this housing and housing tenure are identified as among the most important. This paper investigates the importance of housing tenure and occupational class and spatial variations in voting behaviour using evidence from the last general election in Britain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-121
Number of pages10
JournalHousing Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1987


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