Explaining Support for the UK Independence Party at the 2009 European Parliament Elections

@article{Whitaker2011ExplainingSF,
  title={Explaining Support for the UK Independence Party at the 2009 European Parliament Elections},
  author={R. Whitaker and P. Lynch},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={359 - 379}
}
  • R. Whitaker, P. Lynch
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
  • The UK Independence Party (UKIP) achieved its best result in the 2009 European elections, beating the governing Labour Party into second place. Despite its recent success we still know relatively little about who votes for the party and how these supporters compare with those of UKIP's competitors. This article analyses support for UKIP at the 2009 European elections first at the aggregate level, to understand the social and economic context in which the party performs best, and second at the… CONTINUE READING
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