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Class, electoral geography and the future of UKIP: Labour’s secret weapon

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In their reply to our article Ford and Goodwin argue that UKIP's support is derived primarily from the working class, that it may become an electoral threat for Labour, particularly in Northern seats, and that since 2010 it has taken votes that would otherwise have gone to Labour. We present evidence refuting all of these claims. First, while working class voters are a little more likely to support UKIP than other classes, numerically the bulk of UKIP's support comes from the middle classe...

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Peer reviewed

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Nuffield College
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ES/K005294/1
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Parliamentary Affairs
Publication date:
2015-04-17
Acceptance date:
2015-03-03
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1460-2482
ISSN:
0031-2290

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