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Red Wall, Red Herring? Economic Insecurity and Voter Intention in Britain
This new report from the Nuffield Politics Research Centre (NPRC) - Elections Unit, Red Wall, Red Herring? Economic Insecurity and Voter Intention in Britain, shows the political relevance of growing economic divisions in the UK.
Nuffield Fellow and Director of the NPRC Jane Green and co-author and former Research Fellow Roosmarijn de Geus (University of Reading) outline the electoral and policy significance of the growing economic divide between University graduates and non-graduates in the UK.
Using British Election Study data from 2018 to 2019, they show that the 'Red Wall' phenomenon may be misleading, and in fact may be creating blind spots about who is economically left behind, where they live and what politics might best serve them.