Activity: Membership types › Membership of network or group
The QESB has collected and published focus group and interview data on the 2010, 2015, and 2017 UK General Elections, the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, and the 2016 Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Our research uncovers the variety of ways in which partisanship and personal identity affect popular perceptions of the three main British party leaders. We have published on the reasons why Cleggmania failed to deliver a substantial increase in votes and seats for the Liberal Democrats in the 2010 general election and the methodological aspects of engaging in qualitative electoral research.
We are currently examining popular attitudes towards devolution in Scotland, Wales, and England, partisanship and voter preferences, and the concept of political leadership.