A nation of Brendas? What the public really thinks of a general election – and why Westminster gets it wrong

  • Lawrence Mckay

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It is generally believed that voters are experiencing election fatigue, wanting politicians to sort things out rather than having to go to the polls again. However, data suggests the public actually support an early election. Lawrence McKay argues that this error is driven by lingering pre-Brexit concerns over public ‘apathy’ and by journalists’ anxieties about living in the Westminster ‘bubble’.

Period16 Sep 2019

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  • TitleA nation of Brendas? What the public really thinks of a general election – and why Westminster gets it wrong
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletLSE Politics and Policy
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/09/19
    DescriptionIt is generally believed that voters are experiencing election fatigue, wanting politicians to sort things out rather than having to go to the polls again. However, data suggests the public actually support an early election. Lawrence McKay argues that this error is driven by lingering pre-Brexit concerns over public ‘apathy’ and by journalists’ anxieties about living in the Westminster ‘bubble’.
    URLhttps://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/what-the-public-really-thinks-of-an-early-election/
    PersonsLawrence Mckay