Voting trends and The media


Voting Trends and Theories 

  • Core loyal voters have clearly declined, only 66% in 2015
  • However recentely it coukd be argued that we have seen a return to core voters, wiht 82% voting for labour or conservative in 2017 
  • Valence issues can be clear factor on voting, Liberal democrats getting voted out in 2015 due to clear valence issues 
  • However, valence can be done away with, Labour managed to perform well in 2017 despite issue with leadership 
  • Rational Choice voting has a definite impact on who voted for what, 31% voted on state of economy in 2015 
  • However in more emotional debates such as Brexit, issues can be pushed down for more patriotic/ national issues 
  • Party leaders can often effect the


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