Past determinants (1945-70):
- Class Voting- strong link between class and voting. Most voted for their 'natural class' party. WC voted labour whilst MC back Tories. Some exceptions and fluctuations.
In 1963 86% of social class A/B voted Cons while 75% D/E voted Labour.
Pulzer said 'class is the basis of British party politics; all else is embellishment and detail'.
- Partisanship- Most voters stable, long-term feelings of positive attatchment to one of the main parties. Developed through socialisation and the home. Punnett said in 1971 'for most people, voting behaviour is habitual…
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