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Putting Voters in their Place: Geography and Elections in Great Britain

Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie


Why do people living in different areas vote in different ways? Why does this change over time? How do people talk about politics with friends and neighbours, and with what effect? Does the geography of well-being influence the geography of party support? Do parties try to talk to all voters at election time, or are they interested only in the views of a small number of voters living in a small number of seats? Is electoral participation in decline, and how does the geography of the vote affect this? How can a party win a majority of seats in Parliament without a majority of votes in the count ... More

Keywords: voting, party support, elections, electoral participation, electoral behaviour, national forces, local forces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199268047
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ron Johnston, author
Professor of Geography, University of Bristol
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Charles Pattie, author
Professor of Geography, University of Sheffield
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