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Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes: the Gendered Impediments to a Conservative Majority in 2015. / Annesley, Claire; Gains, Francesca.

In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 67, No. 4, 2014, p. 767-782.

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Annesley, Claire ; Gains, Francesca. / Can Cameron Capture Women's Votes: the Gendered Impediments to a Conservative Majority in 2015. In: Parliamentary Affairs. 2014 ; Vol. 67, No. 4. pp. 767-782.

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