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dc.contributor.authorJEFFERY, DMJen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrines, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeppell, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorHayton, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-29T15:34:05Z
dc.date.available2017-07-28en_US
dc.date.issued2017-08-28en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-07-28T16:19:20.916Z
dc.identifier.issn1460-2482en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/25511
dc.description.abstractThis article provides the first systematic examination of the voting motivations of Conservative MPs in the final parliamentary ballot of the Conservative Party leadership election of 2016. We identify the voting behaviour of each Conservative parliamentarian as part of a unique data set that we use to test, through the use of multivariate analysis, a series of hypotheses based around social background variables (i.e. gender and education); political variables (i.e. parliamentary experience, electoral marginality, the electoral threat posed by UKIP and ministerial status); and ideological variables (i.e. attitudes towards same-sex marriage and Brexit). Our findings demonstrate that ideology did matter in terms of voting. Attitudes towards Brexit were central to the appeals of both Theresa May (to Remainers) and Andrea Leadsom (to Leavers). We also demonstrate that in terms of support for Leadsom, Brexit was not the only significant driver, as opinion on same-sex marriage, year of entry and ministerial status also influenced voting behaviouren_US
dc.format.extent1 - 20 (20)en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofParliamentary Affairsen_US
dc.subjectConservative Partyen_US
dc.subjectLeadership Electionsen_US
dc.subjectParliamentary Behaviour,en_US
dc.subjectTheresa Mayen_US
dc.subjectBrexiten_US
dc.titleThe Conservative Party Leadership Election of 2016: An Analysis of the Voting Motivations of Conservative Parliamentariansen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2017, Oxford University Press
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pa/gsx027en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusIn preparationen_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://academic.oup.com/pa/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pa/gsx027/4096453en_US
pubs.volume0en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-07-28en_US
qmul.funderQMUL Principal’s Studentship::Economic and Social Research Council and Queen Mary University of Londonen_US


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