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The fragmentation of the electoral left since 2010

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalRenewal: A Journal of Social Democracy
Issue number4
Early online date7 Nov 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 7 Nov 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 7 Nov 2018
DatePublished (current) - 1 Dec 2018


The shape of electoral politics in Britain has been changing over the past decade, with those with ‘left-wing’ economic values becoming fragmented by their positions on other issues. This article considers how the ‘left’ in British electoral politics has been changing, by considering the values, attitudes and socio-economic positions of those within the electorate who are positioned on the ‘left’ as defined by their economic core values. It draws on data from British Election Study face-to-face surveys between 1992 and 2017 in order to look at how the ‘left’ has evolved over the last 25 years.

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