What affects voting behavior?

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  • What affects voting behavior?
    • Age
      • Older are more traditional and vote Conservative
        • Set in their ways
      • Younger are more idealistic and vote Labour
        • Don't vote as much
    • Gender
      • Women less likely to take risks= Conservative
      • Hard working men= Labour
      • Gender gap closing= less relevant
    • Location
      • Inner cities + North = Labour
      • Countryside + S.E (except London) = Conservative
      • Devon/Cornwall= Lib Dems
    • Social Class
      • Working class vote Labour
        • Big welfare state
        • Higher taxes
        • Trade Unions
      • Middle/upper class vote Conservative
        • Lower taxes
        • Smaller welfare state
        • Untitled
      • CLASS DE-ALIGNMENT
        • Shift in middle ground
        • Not voting for normal parties
        • Impotartance of social class is lessening
        • Teachers/Drs vote labour
        • "White van man"/ "Essex man" vote Conservative
        • Tony Blair trying to capture m/c
        • Embourgoiusement
    • Ethnicity
      • E.M less likely to vote
      • More likely to vote labour
        • Equality & not anti-immigration
      • Enoch Powell "Rivers of Blood" speech= less likely to vote Conservative because of reducing immigration
    • Religion
      • Catholics/ Protestants vote differently
      • Importance of religion is no longer relevant
      • Strong influence on Ireland

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