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May 7, 2013 / C H Thompson

Influences on Voting Behaviour in UK

women's payThis is a useful read on the shift from partisan to consumerist voting patterns (first couple of pages only), while this BBC page provides an overview on what influences voting behaviour particularly social class. The BBC Today clip below, from May 2015, provides an excellent context regarding the role of social class in voting behaviour.

  1. Visit this Guardian page for information on several UK General Elections in order to provide you with a context.
  2. Visit this BBC page as well as this Independent page to more about ethnicity and voting behaviour.
  3. This Guardian page explains about the influence of gender and voting patterns of behaviour.

The Andrew Marr clip below from April 2015 provides you with an insight into why young people (18-25 year olds) are turning away from voting.

In 2014 we also had the Russell Brand effect, which provides one perspective as to why people are turned off politics. You can read more on this here and on this page as well as watching the clip below.

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