Ed Fieldhouse

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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 […]

Is Labour really too left-wing to win an election?

Tony Blair has recently waded into Labour’s leadership contest, suggesting that the party could only win if it returns to the ‘centre-ground’ of British politics. Has the party veered too far to the left? Ed Fieldhouse examines the question, writing that there are many more important factors that, whilst affected by the left-right position of the party, cannot be reduced to a question of ideological positioning.

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