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    Did young voters turn out in droves for Corbyn? The myth of the 2017 youthquake election

Did young voters turn out in droves for Corbyn? The myth of the 2017 youthquake election

That hordes of previously disengaged young voters turned out to support Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 election has become something of an assumed fact. But the assumption has been largely based on anecdotes. Chris Prosser, Ed Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Jonathan Mellon, and Geoff Evans use the British Election Study face-to-face survey to examine the claim.

In the wake of […]

The Eastleigh by-election might give us some early answers to important questions about the next election

Today’s Eastleigh by-election is widely expected to shed light on some of the most important issues which will shape the next general election. In this post Chris Prosser offers a set of predictions as to the likely outcome, made on the basis of a model he developed and applied to a dataset of previous English by-elections and changes in public opinion. The voters of Eastleigh go […]