The 2017 General Election, Brexit and the return to two-party politics

1 August 2017

The outcome of the 2017 general election—a hung parliament—defied most predictions. This article written by Professors Matthew Goodwin and Oliver Heath looks at the impact of Brexit on the 2017 general election result? what difference did the collapse of UKIP make? and what was the relative importance of factors such as turnout, education, age and ethnic diversity on support for the two main parties?


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