The 2015 General Election was one of the most extraordinary contests of recent times, with an outcome which surprised some analysts. Britain Votes 2015 provides a comprehensive analysis of the campaign and outcome. A team of experts assess the results, offering detailed analysis of the overall and English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish contests. The strategy, finance and performance of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, SNP and UKIP, along with several other parties, are dissected in detail. Key issues such as economy and immigration are explored. Combining retrospective analysis with assessment of future directions, Britain Votes 2015 is indispensable for all scholars of British elections and politics.
The latest in a distinguished series of election volumes produced by the Hansard Society and Oxford University Press, Britain Votes 2015 features the work of a range of top academics, including Tim Bale and Paul Webb on the Conservatives, Rosie Campbell and Sarah Childs on women and the election, John Curtice on the impact of the electoral system, Steven Fielding on Labour, Matthew Flinders on political disaffection, Matthew Goodwin on UKIP, Andrew Gamble on the economy, and James Mitchell on the Scottish National Party. Britain Votes 2015 is essential reading for anyone interested in the campaign, outcome and consequences of the 2015 General Election.