The changing geography of voting Conservative in Great Britain: is it all to do with inequality?

Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie*

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Abstract

In a series of publications, Dorling has argued that there is a strong correlation between levels of inequality in Great Britain and the spatial concentration of Conservative party support at general elections. His interpretation of this relationship is questioned; the interpretation is inconsistent with the data and fails to take account of Britain’s changing party system and electoral geography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironment and Planning A: Economy and Space
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conservative voting
  • electoral geography
  • inequality

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