Individual vote choices and constituency economic conditions at the 1992 British General Election

CJ J. Pattie*, EA A. Fieldhouse, RJ J. Johnston

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Abstract

The results of the 1992 British General Election were unexpected, in that the government retained both its share of the vote and its hold on power, even though it had presided over a deep recession in the run-up to the poll. But that recession did not take hold equally in all parts of the country. Placing individual electors' votes in the context of local economic conditions in their constituencies helps clarify the picture. The government was damaged locally by the state of the economy, but the main opposition party did not enjoy a counterbalancing advantage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-415
Number of pages17
JournalElectoral Studies
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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