Anders Widfeldt

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    UKIP giveth and UKIP taketh away: why Brexit may prove an electoral dead end for the Tories

UKIP giveth and UKIP taketh away: why Brexit may prove an electoral dead end for the Tories

Although the Tories gained back votes from UKIP in 2017, their hard Brexit rhetoric also lost them votes to Labour. But if the party softens on Brexit to gain those back, they could once again bleed voters to a resurgent UKIP. Heinz Brandenburg and Anders Widfeldt explain the data behind this dilemma.

If everything had gone to plan, the main […]

While there are differences, there are also important similarities between the profiles of UKIP and BNP’s respective support bases

While UKIP has seen a rise in support, another party on the right, the BNP, have witnessed a dramatic decline. Heinz Brandenburg and Anders Widfeldt studied the similarities and differences between the UKIP and BNP support bases, finding that BNP fits the electoral profile of a radical right party better than UKIP in some ways; for instance, support for BNP is […]