'Cracking the mould': the changing geographical pattern of voting in England, 1979-1983.

R. J. Johnston

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Abstract

The Liberal/SDP Alliance fought a general election in England for the first time in 1983 on policies of 'breaking the mould' of British politics, seeking to break the class cleavage that characterised the support for Conservative and Labour and to replace it by a national consensus. Analysis of the flow of the vote by constituency between 1979 and 1983 suggests that it did not 'break the mould' geographically; the traditional geography of Conservative and Labour voting remained, and the Alliance made inroads in some areas only.-Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalArea
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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