Voters and the British Political System in the Context of Brexit: the British Election Study 2019-23

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The British Election Study (BES) is one of the longest running election studies world-wide and the longest running social science survey in the UK. It has made a major contribution to the understanding of political attitudes and behaviour over nearly sixty years. Surveys have taken place immediately after every general election since 1964. The first study conducted by David Butler and Donald Stokes in 1964, transformed the study of electoral behaviour in the UK. Since then the BES has provided data to help researchers understand changing patterns of party support and election outcomes.

The British Election Study is a non-partisan, objective independent study providing world-class data and research into British general elections, and which has covered every British general election since 1964. The British Election Study is committed to providing expertise which advances understanding of the British electorate to any interested party, as part of its broad commitment to public engagement and impact.

The Scientific Leadership Team is a consortium of the Universities of Manchester and Oxford, and the project is funded by the Economic and Social Resarch Council.
Short titleR:HSG BES2019-23
Effective start/end date1/04/1931/08/23

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