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

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Release date: 16/9/2019

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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’.

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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
CountryUnited 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