There is a perceived North-South divide in British politics. In this study, William Field points out that this divide marks the resurgence of a core-periphery cleavage which was also dominant in British politics in the years before 1914. Other similarities are pointed out.
Albion- " This is an interesting, well -researched historical survey…it is also a useful additon to existing literature"
Contemporary Review -" This is a fascinating study which examines the underlying and sometimes overlooked divisions within the modern British electorate"
Parliamentary Affairs- " a sophisticated and balanced evaluation"
Political Studies- " William Field has written an excellent and highly readable book…Regional Dynamics is a scholarly and valuable piece of research which deserves wide readership