Monica Poletti

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    Non-member supporters and GE 2017: a vital but underestimated campaigning resource

Non-member supporters and GE 2017: a vital but underestimated campaigning resource

Party members are vital for party campaigning: they are more readily mobilised and engage more in high intensity activities than party supporters. At the same time, there are more non-member supporters than there are members. Monica Poletti looks at the data and explains that supporters have a more equal gender split, they are on average less well-educated and more likely to […]

Explaining the pro-Corbyn surge in Labour’s membership

In the course of a year and a half, Labour Party membership has increased massively. The number of full members has moved from 190,000 in May 2015 to 515,000 in July 2016 – an influx of 325,000 new members. Monica Poletti, Tim Bale and Paul Webb explore how we can explain the pro-Corbyn surge in this growth.

As part of our ESRC-funded […]