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Candidate ethnicity and vote choice in Britain

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This article develops and tests a set of theoretical mechanisms by which candidate ethnicity may have affected the party vote choice of both white British and ethnic minority voters in the 2010 British general election. Ethnic minority candidates suffered an average electoral penalty of about 4 per cent of the three-party vote from whites, mostly because those with anti-immigrant feelings were less willing to vote for Muslims. Ethnic minority voter responses to candidate ethnicity differed by...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0007123413000562

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Sociology
Sanders, D More by this author
Sobolewska, M More by this author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Political Science Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
4
Pages:
883-905
Publication date:
2015-10-05
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EISSN:
1469-2112
ISSN:
0007-1234
URN:
uuid:4bab60fc-8948-4bef-8ed8-c5433b434a5f
Source identifiers:
546786
Local pid:
pubs:546786

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