FINANCIAL TIMES: How struggling towns are starting to shape UK politics

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Release date: 18/4/2019

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Rob Ford, politics professor at the University of Manchester, believes towns will again lose out to cities in the battle for politicians’ attention. “The political incentives pull one way [towards towns] but the institutional and cultural incentives pull the other,” he said. “The people who work in politics work in cities. Cities are gaining graduates and younger people, people with more influence on the political process.”

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TitleHow struggling towns are starting to shape UK politics
Media name/outletFinancial Times
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date18/04/19
DescriptionRob Ford, politics professor at the University of Manchester, believes towns will again lose out to cities in the battle for politicians’ attention. “The political incentives pull one way [towards towns] but the institutional and cultural incentives pull the other,” he said. “The people who work in politics work in cities. Cities are gaining graduates and younger people, people with more influence on the political process.”
URLhttps://www.ft.com/content/9875aa44-5bad-11e9-9dde-7aedca0a081a?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Moreover//B2B
PersonsRobert Ford