“Its not like that round here”

Region, economic evaluations and voting at the 1992 British General Election

CHARLES PATTIE*, RON JOHNSTON

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Abstract. Accounting for regional divides in British electoral behaviour during the 1980s has proved controversial. Critics have argued that, once individual characteristics are taken into account, regional context is unimportant. Supporters of the regional divide have pointed to the connection between economic conditions and voting, but have been unable to show direct links between local economies and voters' decisions. The paper employs new data to examine the controversy. Voters at the 1992 General Election are shown to judge their regional economies, and to act on those judgements, even when their personal positions are controlled for.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-32
Number of pages32
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Research
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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