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Labour's targeted constituency campaigning: nationally directed or locally produced?

Hands, H. T. Gordon and Denver, David (2004) Labour's targeted constituency campaigning: nationally directed or locally produced? Electoral Studies, 23 (4). pp. 709-726.

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Abstract

Along with a number of other researchers, Patrick Seyd and Paul Whiteley have consistently argued that constituency campaigning in Britain influences constituency election outcomes. In recent work, however, they have denied that the major efforts made by the Labour Party’s national headquarters to target resources and expertise into key seats in the 1997 general election was effective and that, as a consequence, the party had better results in these seats than elsewhere. Using various measures of campaign intensity, however, it is clear that target constituencies did have significantly stronger Labour campaigns than comparable constituencies that were not nationally targeted. Multivariate analysis also suggests that Labour’s performance in targeted seats was better than in comparable seats.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Electoral Studies
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Politics and International Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Campaigning ; Constituencies ; Labour Party ; Party members
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 3207
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2008 16:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:05
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3207

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