This book illustrates the degree of variability in voting behaviour within social groups and suggests reasons for that variability. It reviews and critiques conventional analyses and presents statistical analyses of the geography of voting in England. The book reveals that substantial geographical variations in the widely-held generalisations, such as that white-collar owner-occupiers favour the Conservatives or that blue-collar council tenants prefer Labour.
Table of Contents
1. Class and Voting Behaviour 2. Geographical Variations in Voting 3. Votes and Seas: The Geography of Representation 4. Accounting for Geographical Variations 5. Towards Analyses: Estimating the Dependant Variables 6. The Geography of voting, by Class, 1983 7. The Geography of Changing Voter Allegiance 8. Class and Changing Votes 9. Campaign Spending and Votes 10. Summary and Conclusions. Appendices.