By Colin Rallings, Roger Scully, Jonathan Tonge, Paul Webb
Containing contributions from prime names in British politics, this assessment keeps to submit front-rank examine on events, elections and vote casting behaviour in Britain.
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Table 8, which reports the percentage voting LPF for each position along the issue scale, shows that this is in general the case. The relationship between issue positions and the LPF vote is weakest for euthanasia and nuclear power plants. The highest percentage on the euthanasia scale is actually for the more liberal, rather than the more conservative position, and on the nuclear power plants issue the differences TABLE 7 LEFT-RIGHT SELF-PLACEMENT AND VOTE FOR THE LPF, 2002 %LPF Left (positions 1–4) Centre (positions 5–5) Right (positions 8–11) Total 2 9 19 11 PIM FORTUYN AND THE DUTCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION N= Left (positions 1–4) Centre (positions 5–5) Right (positions 8–11) Total 355 656 482 1493 33 TABLE 8 ISSUES AND THE LPF VOTE, 2002 (%) Issues Forbid euthanasia 1.
In general, the percentages voting for the LPF are lower among those with higher levels of education, higher levels of income, and those who consider themselves upper middle class or higher class. However, there are LPF voters in these groups and the percentages voting LPF are only a few percentage points lower than in middle or lower groups. The relationship with class and income is not statistically significant. Finally, the appeal of the LPF to Protestant voters was less than among Catholics and those with no religious preference.
This corresponds exactly with the areas covered by the main current institutions, namely Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) and Regional Chambers, which are likely to be the basis of any future regional assemblies. Regional Development Agencies were launched in eight English regions in 1999. The ninth, in London, was established in 2000 following the formation of the Greater London Authority (GLA). Their aim is to coordinate regional economic development and regeneration, enable the English regions to improve their relative competitiveness, and reduce the imbalances that exist within and between regions.
British Elections and Parties Review (British Elections and Parties) by Colin Rallings, Roger Scully, Jonathan Tonge, Paul Webb