The 1964 General Election: Explaining Voting Behaviour Then and Now

  title={The 1964 General Election: Explaining Voting Behaviour Then and Now},
  author={David T. Denver},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={295 - 307}
  • D. Denver
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
Current electoral analysis exemplified by authors such as Clarke et al. in Political Choice in Britain (2004) explains voting behaviour in terms rather different from those derived from the pioneering work of Butler and Stokes' Political Change in Britain, first published in 1969. While acknowledging that short-term and ephemeral factors may have some impact on party choice—perceptions of the party leaders and party images helped Labour slightly in 1964—they lent particular emphasis to the long… 
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