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Were Traditional Labour Voters Disillusioned with New Labour?

Anthony F. Heath, Roger M. Jowell, and John K. Curtice

in The Rise of New Labour: Party Policies and Voter Choices

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245116
eISBN:
9780191599453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245118.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The central hypothesis tested in this chapter is that Labour's traditional constituency in the working class did not respond with enthusiasm to New Labour's apparent lack of concern with their ... More


Long Live Class Politics

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

in The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 8 shows further consequences of the party changes discussed in Chapter 6. Those changes have led to new parties flourishing, but also undermined voter turnout among the working class. Both ... More


Conclusion

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

in The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter pulls together the findings and arguments from the rest of the book. It summarizes the sections on social continuity (the lack of change in differences between social groups), political ... More


The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book argues that the changing shape of the class structure (from a ‘big working class’ to a ‘big middle class’) since 1945 has forced the parties to change, which has both reduced class voting ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

in The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

After defining what is meant by social class, this chapter presents evidence on the changing shape of the class and educational structure. This shows that the working class has shrunk and the ... More


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