Understanding the 2015 General Election result in Scotland

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The UK General Election in May 2015 resulted in a massive shift of votes and seats from Labour and the Liberal Democrats to the Scottish National Party in Scotland. Since election night commentators and political key-players have offered several explanations for the result. Using data from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey before and - for the first time - after the election, this seminar will separate the facts from the myths. 

At this event a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Professor John Curtice and ScotCen Social Research, will present the results of their study into the 2015 General Election in Scotland for the first time. The research has been conducted under the auspices of The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN).

Contrasting long-run changes since the advent of devolution with recent changes in voting behaviour and political attitudes will provide deep insights into the reasons underlying the outcome of the vote. It will also offer insights into Scotland’s political landscape as it prepares for the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2016.

The event is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required as places are limited. 

View the full programme for this event. 

Please register via Eventbrite 

If you have any questions about this event, please email info@aqmen.ac.uk 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:15 to 15:45
Organiser: 
AQMeN
Location: 
Edinburgh
Venue: 
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street

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