Voters in Context: The British Election Study 2015

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Social Sciences

Abstract

In 2015 the British electorate will go to the polls amidst pronounced socio-economic and political changes. The election will follow a decline in political engagement, trust in institutions and politicians, and support for mainstream political parties. It will be fought in a context of the historic coalition government, new constituency boundaries, a reduced number of MPs, and a referendum on independence for Scotland. It will also follow a period of recession, rising social inequalities and difficult political choices as the government attempts to implement both austerity and growth. The 2015 British Election Study will need to address concerns about representation and accountability, growing disengagement with mainstream political choices, and the impact of economic hardships and austerity upon political attitudes and participation.

Our proposed study, themed 'Voters in Context', is designed to aid understanding of how the changing political, economic and social context impact on British electoral behaviour. The study design will allow users to analyse the influence of the geographical diversity in social, political and economic context through a spatially dispersed survey sample. Comparing voter responses across successive election studies provides important evidence about the role of historical party political and institutional context. This will be made possible by maximising the extent of comparability with past studies. The study will also allow scholars to understand the role of national institutional context by ensuring comparability between Britain and other countries (through delivery of the CSES module). The inter-election panel will provide a platform for robust causal analysis, individual-level over-time change, the experimental study of question wording effects, and experiments designed by and for the wider academic community. Users will be able to analyse the vote in the context of the daily short campaign, using innovative data collection from twitter alongside a daily voter survey.

This joint proposal from the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Nottingham is designed to address these issues by provision of four main components: first a high quality address-based random probability sample survey conducted via face-to-face interviews for maximum representativeness, geographic variation and macro over-time (long-run) comparability. Second an inter-election internet panel across four annual waves, including pre- and post-general election waves, to allow analysis of individual level change, robust causal analysis, and to facilitate understanding of inter-election political events and elections (local, European, devolved, mayoral). Third, a daily rolling thunder campaign study of voters, to allow analysis of shorter term campaign effects, alongside innovative daily twitter harvesting, to provide important contextual information on the campaign. Fourth, a 'Comparative Study of Electoral Systems' (CSES) module in the post-election random probability survey to enable all-important international comparison. The study will maximise value for money through a program of data linkage and harmonisation with related "satellite" studies and data collected for administrative purposes, developing an integrated data infrastructure for the study of elections in Britain.

We will maximise the public relevance, usage, accessibility, operational efficiency, and academic impact of the BES, ensuring that the study provides the best value for money (enhanced by substantial institutional contributions) and that it reaches the broadest possible community of scholars and other users. We are partnering with national organisations in their analysis of representation, engagement, and voter registration. We will also provide for the development of the BES as a vehicle for improving the understanding and usage of quantitative methods in social science in general and political science in particular.

Planned Impact

The BES constitutes a key research resource for a wide range of users beyond academia. The data and associated scholarship serve an important role in understanding the electoral process and the health of democracy. This will be particularly relevant in 2015, due to declining political engagement, the implications of multi-party and multi-level governance for accountability, and of economic austerity for political representation.
Beneficiaries: Politicians and parties benefit from understanding the consequences of their policy positions and campaigns, public attitudes towards politics and reasons for vote choice and voter turnout. BES data is beneficial to political actors in Scottish and Welsh government, local government, European parliament elections, mayoral government, and to independence referendum campaigners in Scotland. BES data has international value in our proposal by enabling comparison with other countries, benefiting international observers, comparative researchers and politicians. Journalists and commentators benefit from non-partisan analysis and interpretation, and from a high-quality data source; enhancing public understanding via informed commentary. To the extent that effective policy is informed by understanding public preferences and priorities, national, regional and local government policy-makers derive benefits from the understanding of public attitudes. Policy benefits are direct on political reform and on voter registration methods. Beneficiaries also include think tanks, trade unions, commercial and third-sector organisations. Think-tanks and trade unions benefit from understanding public attitudes and political consequences. Commercial pollsters benefit from insights on question design and subsequent analysis, and from scientific capacity-building in the academic analysis of public opinion. Social media and e-government specialists will benefit from insights into social media trends and effects. Further benefits will accrue to third-sector organisations such as the Electoral Commission and the Hansard Society. The specified organisations will benefit from closely linked BES questionnaire priorities, from research into electoral registration and into political disengagement, accountability and representation, and from shared research goals, and dissemination activities.
Potential Impacts: The proposed study maximizes opportunities for impact during the four-years of the study, and is expected to achieve impact in subsequent years and elections, as policy-makers respond to the data and the research, and politicians implement changes in strategy. BES data accessibility - to any user - will ensure the longevity of potential impacts. Our partnership with the Electoral Commission is specifically intended to inform decision-making on voter registration, to understand the effect of a new method of voter registration on national and local turnout, and in turn to inform local authorities on voter registration and turnout. The election study spans a crucial period in this policy area, and is ideally suited for this impact partnership. Our partnership with the Hansard Society will inform the Society's planned focus on representation, to guide politicians and policy on civic attitudes to politics, in partnership with the Society's annual 'Audit of Political Engagement', and to inform public understanding of these issues. Impacts on national and devolved political party strategies and on policy-making will be maximized via the study design and via a series of events (see Pathways to Impact), and impact on media reporting - and on public understanding of politics and of the relevant elections - will be on going. The collection of election data contributes, ultimately, to the nation's wellbeing. This depends, at least in part, upon the relationship between the electorate and its political elites and on the quality of political representation; which the BES is uniquely able to assess.
 
Description The BES project is primarily a resource service, providing data to the research community. However, we are also conducting our own program of research that contributes to scientific debates and our understanding of British electoral politics. Our research identifies how political events and shocks shaped the elections in 2015 and 2017. Key findings include:
1. Since the 1960s the British electorate has become less closely identified with political parties and more likely to switch parties between elections. This weakening of identification has largely arisen from generational change with more recent cohorts less likely to identify with parties than their parents. The consequence of this weakening is that major political upheavals are now more likely to lead to greater volatility and unexpected election results.
2. The rise of UKIP as an electoral force resulted to a significant degree from the growing salience of EU immigration post-2004 when a marked increase in immigration from new accession countries crystallized a potent new dimension of politics. UKIP were the primary beneficiaries of this emerging public concern in part of, the ideological convergence of the major parties and their representational failure on non-economic issues (including immigration). This, allied with UKIP's charismatic leadership, provides the key to understanding UKIP's swift rise in popularity.
3. The Scottish Independence referendum cost Labour a huge amount of support with pro-independence voters switching to the SNP in 2015. This was caused primarily by a realignment of party choice and party identity of 'Yes' voters before, but more importantly after, the Scottish referendum.
5. The economy played a very important role in the outcome of the 2015 British general election. The classic reward-punishment economic voting model worked in 2015, and it extended from a choice between Labour and the Conservatives to a choice - for prior Conservative or UKIP voters - to one between UKIP and the Conservatives. The outcome of the election and Labour's poor performance was also explained by the economic crash of 2008, and that voters still held Labour responsible for the UK debt. This suggests that understanding both the short-term economic vote and the long-term economic context are crucial for understanding election outcomes.
6. The collapse of the Liberal Democrats in 2015 was mainly attributable to the decision to go into coalition with the Conservatives alienating their support base on the centre-left of British politics. Following coalition voters became more negative about the Liberal Democrats if they were more left wing and unhappy about spending cuts. At the same time many of their more right leaning supporters deserted to the Conservatives who were given more credit for positive coalition outcomes. The Lib Dems were especially vulnerable because of their weak partisan base and their reliance on tactical support.
7. The 2017 General Election was the Brexit election, with switching between parties been driven primarily by how they voted in the referendum, especially before the campaign began. The Conservatives became the clear choice of leave voters, whilst remainers coalesced mainly around Labour. During the campaign, switching was less strongly structured around Brexit, with increase in Labour support among Leave and Remain voters, largely attributable to Corbyn and May's performance. Because EU referendum switching was also highly structured by social values (authoritarian-Liberal) and demographic factors (age, education, income) vote choice became more closely related to these voter characteristics in 2017 compared to in previous elections
8. The BES conducted parallel vote validation exercises and asked comparable questions on its face-to-face panel probability sample surveys in 2015 and 2017 and its internet panel in 2015. This made it uniquely placed to understand the 'polling miss' of 2015. Our research shows that the primary reason why the polls went wrong before the election is because they were drawn from unrepresentative samples, in particular under-sampling non-voters.
9. Research on turnout drawing on the face-to-face survey validated turnout data showed, contrary to popular perception, that there was no 'youthquake' in turnout in 2015. Rather the key change was that there was a large increase in voting Labour amongst young people who did turn out to vote. In related work we show that aggregate level measure of turnout in Britain and elsewhere are misleading because of inaccuracies in the electoral register and because of increasing disparities between the voter age population and those eligible to vote.
Exploitation Route Our data are being widely used by academics, media and political researchers to understand developments in British Politics, and we are putting into place a number of measures to widen access and promote usage. We have received enthusiastic feedback from the research community about the quality and timeliness of our Data and the BES website which allows direct download of data as well as a dedicated online analysis research tool. In December last year we counted 93 publications from the research community in the years 2014-2017. Examples include individual-level measures of party issue ownership and generalised competence, as developed using BES data and published in Green and Jennings (2017) The Politics of Competence (CUP).We anticipate a large range of scholarly research outputs in the future, as well as practical applications. These include the Labour party 'Learning the Lessons' review, and the polling industry enquiry following the general election 'polling miss'. Findings form the BES affected weighting and sampling strategies and had a broad impact on the political polling sectors, as published in Patrick Sturgis et al (2017) 'An Assessment of the Causes of the Errors in the 2015 UK General Election Opinion Polls'. We continue to feedback important methodological work to the industry, for example on the non-effects of question wording differences on reported turnout. The data have been very widely used in TV, Internet, print and radio media as detailed in the engagement activities of this form.
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/news/
 
Description Findings from BES data including BESIP wave 1 through wave 13 and the post-election face-to-face surveys have been received with huge interest by academics and other researchers working in electoral behaviour; media organisations including TV, radio, social media and newspapers; and political practitioners including political parties and campaigners. For example, the BES, described as the UK's leading authority on elections, provided material central to the Labour's 'Learning the Lessons review, which constitutes a key part of Labour's response to defeat. The team were invited to meeting at No. 10 Downing to provide information about how the BES could inform strategy. The BES has been a major part of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council commissioned Inquiry into the 2015 Polls. The face-to-face BES data were the first to demonstrate that unrepresentative samples were the cause of the polling misses. The BES forms a major contribution to understanding and finding solutions for the miss, with Jane Green as a member of the inquiry and Jon Mellon and Chris Prosser's analysis of BES data being highly influential. BES data on the mapping module and also turnout and eligibility data shared with the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs House of Commons Select Committee, January 2018, and featured in the PACAC report to Parliament, February 2018. BES data and insights presented to the House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media, September 2017; and also informing the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) submission to the House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media. The BES appeared almost daily in the TV, radio, social and print media around election time in 2015 and 2017 and at the EU referendum in 2016. BES data was central to ITV's General Election special programme, June 2017 - nominated for a Royal Television Society programme award.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description 2015 General Election Results Data Released
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://parliamentarycandidates.org/news/2015-general-election-results-data-released/
 
Description Beyond General Election 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.libdemvoice.org/paul-tyler-writeslessons-for-our-new-campaignerinchief-46619.html
 
Description Labour document on UKip
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/11290407/Labours-secret-Ukip-strategy-full-details-o...
 
Description Margaret Becket Report on learning the lessons of Labour's GE defeat
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.scribd.com/doc/295975145/Learning-the-Lessons-from-Defeat-Taskforce-Report#download
 
Description The House of Commons library report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/voter-trends-in-2014-and-lessons-for-the-2015-gene...
 
Description British Election Study Partnership with the Electoral Commission
Amount £36,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Electoral Commission 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Title BES Codebook for BES Internet Panel 
Description Questionnaire produced for BES Internet Panel Study data (Waves 1-9). Authored by Jane Green, Ed Fieldhouse, Cees van der Eijk, Geoff Evans ,Jon Mellon and Chris Prosser. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Produces new material, questions and data for use in BES study. 
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data-objects/panel-study-data/
 
Title BES expert survey 
Description The 2015 BES is collecting expert data for the first time, which can be linked to the BES voter data. These expert surveys gather information on 'objective' policy positions of BES voter data. The issues on which experts are asked to place the parties correspond to the issues and values which BES voter survey respondents are asked to give their own positions. The combined data can therefore be used to make party-voter comparisons. Created with the support of Thomas Loughran. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact to early to assess 
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data-objects/expert-survey-data/
 
Title British Election Study 2015 Face-to-Face post election survey (UKDS deposit version) 
Description The BES 2015 Face-to-Face Post-Election Survey is an address-based random probability sample study of eligible voters living in 600 wards in 300 Parliamentary Constituencies in England, Scotland, and Wales; 2,987 people completed the survey. The fieldwork was conducted by GfK between May 8th 2015 and September 13th 2015 and achieved an overall response rate of 55.9%. The face-to-face dataset also includes a self-completion Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) module that was answered by 1,567 respondents. Full details of the methodology and fieldwork are available in the technical report that accompanies the data release. Full details of the questionnaire can be found in the codebook which also accompanies the data release. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The BES has been a major part of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council commissioned Inquiry into the 2015 Polls. The face-to-face BES data were the first to demonstrate that unrepresentative samples were the cause of the polling misses. The BES forms a major contribution to understanding and finding solutions for the miss. 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7972&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Title British Election Study 2015 Face-to-face Post-election Survey 
Description The second release version of the British Election Study post-election in-person (random probability) survey (2.2) with vote validation variable. The face-to-face survey is an address-based random probability sample of eligible voters living in 600 wards in 300 Parliamentary Constituencies in England, Scotland, and Wales. 2,987 people completed the face-to-face survey. The fieldwork for the survey was conducted by GfK between May 8th 2015 and September 13th 2015 and achieved an overall response rate of 55.9%. The face-to-face dataset also includes a self-completion Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) module that was answered by 1,567 respondents. Full details of the methodology and fieldwork are available in the technical report that accompanies the data release. Full details of the questionnaire can be found in the codebook which also accompanies the data release. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The BES has been a major part of the Market Research Society and British Polling Council commissioned Inquiry into the 2015 Polls. The face-to-face BES data were the first to demonstrate that unrepresentative samples were the cause of the polling misses. The BES forms a major contribution to understanding and finding solutions for the miss. 
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data-object/british-election-study-2015-face-to-face-post-electi...
 
Title British Election Study Combined Wave 1-13 Internet Panel 
Description A panel dataset including waves 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 of the BES Internet Panel. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact there have been over 90 scholarly publication using BES data since the start of the 2015 project. 
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data-objects/panel-study-data/
 
Title British Election Study Panel 2014-2016 
Description These data represent form part of British Election Study consisting of each of the first nine waves of the Internet Panel. Waves 1-3 cover the Scottish Referendum as well as providing crucial pre-General election data across the whole of Great Britain. Waves 4-6 cover the pre-campaign period, the short campaign and post-election phases of the 2015 General Election. Wave 7-9 cover the pre/campaign and post-EU Referendum Period. The study covers electors who are eligible to vote to vote in any type of UK election (including local and European). The file contains all respondents who took any wave of the study. Around 30,000 respondents were interviewed in each wave (referred to as the full sample). We also release single Waves as standalone files for users who do not require the panel element. The most recent wave to be released (wave 9) was conducted by YouGov between 4th June 2016 and 4th July 2016. In total 30,036 respondents took wave 9, 27,555 of these also took wave 8, an overall wave on wave retention rate of 82.2%. 10,170 respondents took all of the first 9 waves of the survey, 33.6% of respondents who originally took wave 1. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our data are being widely used by academics, media and political researchers to understand developments in British Politics, and we are putting into place a number of measures to widen access and promote usage. We have received enthusiastic feedback feedback from the research community about the quality and timeliness of our Data and the BES website which allows direct download of data as well as a dedicated online analysis research tool (the BES data Playground). We anticipate a large range of scholarly research outputs as well as practical applications (as exemplified by the Labour party 'Learning the Lessons' review). 
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data-objects/panel-study-data/
 
Title British Election Study, 2015: Internet Panel, Waves 1-6 UKDS version 
Description This includes waves 1-6 of the BES 2014-2017 internet panel with additional added detail available only via UKDS including middle layer super output area contextual data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact over 90 academic articles have been published using BES data since 2014 
URL https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=8202&type=Data%20catalogue
 
Description "A social model of turnout" Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "A social model of turnout" Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, May 19th 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "The UK General Election" , the European Election Monitor Series at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact the European Election Monitor Series at Harvard's Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University 30th April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'British Election Study 2015: Latest Findings from the Internet Panel. Election 2015 - British Electoral Behaviour'. Breakfast Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'British Election Study 2015: Latest Findings from the Internet Panel. Election 2015 - British Electoral Behaviour'. Breakfast Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Social Science and Policy, Tuesday 24 March 2015, Jubilee Room, House of Commons
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Coalition in a Plurality System: Explaining Party System Fragmentation in Britain' IPSOS-MORI/Loughborough University post-election event, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Coalition in a Plurality System: Explaining Party System Fragmentation in Britain' IPSOS-MORI/Loughborough University post-election event, London June 13th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Elections and Trust', Presentation for Seminar on the 2015 General Elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Elections and Trust', Presentation for Seminar on the 2015 General Elections sponsored by Nuffield College, the British Election Study and the Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy; Tuesday 23 June 2015 at Nuffield College, Oxford. by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'I thought I'd put in a protest vote': the people who regret voting leave - The Guardian Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Guardian newspaper, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/25/protest-vote-regret-voting-leave-brexit
 
Description 'Nowcasting with micro data: an empirically calibrated vote flow model'. Ed Fieldhouse (Manchester) and Jon Mellon (Oxford) conference on 'Forecasting the 2015 British General Election', 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Nowcasting with micro data: an empirically calibrated vote flow model'. Ed Fieldhouse (Manchester) and Jon Mellon (Oxford) conference on 'Forecasting the 2015 British General Election', LSE, 27th March 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The British Election Study' Election Study Workshop, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The British Election Study' Election Study Workshop, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, Montreal, March 25-26 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The British Electorate in 2015: How the Scottish Referendum Cost Labour'. EPOP annual conference Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The British Electorate in 2015: How the Scottish Referendum Cost Labour'. EPOP annual conference Cardiff September 12th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The British Electorate in 2015: The fragmentation of Britain's Party system' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The British Electorate in 2015: The fragmentation of Britain's Party system'
Social Market Foundation Chalk and Talk July 30th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'The British Electorate in 2015: voters in context' University of Manchester post-election event, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'The British Electorate in 2015: voters in context' University of Manchester post-election event, June 1st 2015 (with Lord Peter Mandelson).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description : BBC Radio 4 'Start the Week' October 2017 - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact : BBC Radio 4 'Start the Week' October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Aarhus University - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Talk to Conference at Aarhus University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2017
 
Description Almost 70% of people know the name of their MP - Phil Cowley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/almost-70-of-people-know-the-name-of-their-mp-by-pr...
 
Description American Political Science Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Winning Back the Populists: Brexit, party strategy and the transformation of British electoral divisions APSA San Francisco September 2017 given by Geoff Evans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Geoff Evans and Chris Prosser Was it always a done deal? Estimating the impact of expectations and leaders on the decision to leave or stay EPOP 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/epop/friday-9th-september-2016/
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) : The Fragmentation of British Electoral Politics: A Punctuated Equilibrium Perspective on Political Change University of Kent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Geoff Evans and Jon Mellon UKIP: Immigration, Europe and the rise of ethno-nationalism at the EPOP Conference September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/epop/friday-9th-september-2016/
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) - Cees Van de Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Taking Ballots Serious: Modelling Heterogeneous Choice Sets in the 2015 UK Elections. Paper presented at EPOP Conference, Nottingham, 8-10 September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) - Cees Van de Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consequences of Procedural Fairness: the Brexit Referendum. Presentation at EPOP Conference, Nottingham, 8-10 September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-socsci/epop-2017/papers.aspx
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) - Hermann Schmitt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding ideological change in Britain EPOP Conference at the University of Nottingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-socsci/epop-2017/documents/conference-papers/understandi...
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent : Shocks and ripples: The on-going effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the 2015 British General Election
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent : Reward, blame and guilt by association: How coalition helped the Toriess but hurt the Lib Dems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent : Evolving boundaries of electoral change in Britain: How long term Evolution of Social and Political Factors transforms the Parameters of Electoral Competition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent : Shocks and ripples: The On-going effects of the 2008 financial crisis on the 2015 British General Election
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Annual Conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) University of Kent : The collapse of Constraint: party identity and voter volatility, 1964-2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Attacking to Gain? Diversifying Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Attacking to Gain? Diversifying Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters' Electoral Participation and Party Preferences in the 2015 General Election', Annual Conference of EPOP, Cardiff, 12 September 2015 by Cees Van der Eijk (with Annemarie Walter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Breakfast programme, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Breakfast News - April 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publicised BES findings on BBC Breakfast News - April 2014

Appearance on BBC Breakfast News to national audience on the BES findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Breakfast News - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Breakfast News, February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Breakfast News - July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publicised BES findings on BBC Breakfast News July 2014

BES findings publicised to national audience on BBC Breakfast News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Breakfast News - May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publicised BES findings on national news - May 2014

BES findings publicised to national audience on BBC Breakfast News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Russell on BBC News Chancel and BBC Radio 5 Live on local by-elections in Heywood and Middleton / Clacton

National coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC News Chanel interview 29/01/18 Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for BBC News Channel on the myth of 'Youthquake' . This research completely changed perceptions of the pattern of turnout of young voters in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC News Online: General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact General election 2017: Brexit dominated voters' thoughts By Prof Ed Fieldhouse & Dr Chris Prosser. This was to accompany the release of new BES data relating to the 2017 General Election to promote the data and inform the public via a media campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40630242
 
Description BBC Parliament Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Parliament Channel, June-August 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 'Analysis programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Programme February 2017 II
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Programme February 2017 I
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Programme - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 'Analysis' Programme February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 'More or Less' programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 'More or Less' Programme January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 More or Less programme - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 More or Less programme June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Today Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion about the EU Referendum on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 4 World at One programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 World at One Programme May, 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live 29/01/18 - Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on BBC Radio 5 Live about the myth of 'Youthquake' . This research completely changed perceptions of the pattern of turnout of young voters in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio Cumbria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Russell featured on BBC Radio Cumbria

Regional interview - 15th September 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Cumbria - Tory Party Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regional interview in relation to Tory Party Conference on BBC Radio Cumbria - 2 October 2014

Regional coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Radio Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Russell interviewed on BBC Radio Manchester

Local interview coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Vote 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Publicised BES analysis and findings on BBC Vote 2014 on Local and European Elections with David Dembleby May 2014

BES findings and analysis used and publicised nationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC new article - The myth of the 2017 'youthquake' election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article written for the BBC about turnout at the 2017 election using data from the 2017 face-to-face survey (the publication of the article was timed to coincide with the data release). The article challenged the conventional wisdom about turnout amongst young people in 2017. It had more than 670,000 readers (as of the end of January) and was picked up by many other media outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42747342
 
Description BES 2014 Expert Survey Data Released - Hermann Schmitt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience and data disseminated

Data used by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/left-right-and-independence-integration-positions-...
 
Description BES Consultation Event - Edinburgh July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Presentation at BES Consultation event on findings from waves 1 and 2 of the Internet Panel Survey data on shifting voting preferences in teh lead up to the Scottish Independence Referendum - Edinburgh July 2014

Findings from waves 1 and 2 of the Internet Panel Survey data disseminated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BES Consultation at EPOP Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Consultation at EPOP conference in Edinburgh (Sept 2014) on face to face questionnaire, advisory board meeting and discussion on BES 2015 book

Ideas /opinions obtained on BES 2015 book / face to face questionnaire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BES Data Playground 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Data Playground is a free online tool which allows anyone to create graphs and tables from 2014 British Election Study data without the need for specialist software or expertise. The aim is to encourage people - and especially young people - at all levels of expertise to engage with the data so they can learn more about how democracy works. Please ensure you credit the British Election Study in any use of these data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/data/#.VuAPmcvcvcu
 
Description BES Fact Check 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On election night, BES hosted "BES Fact Check" on Twitter. A team of 10 supporters at Nottingham University, working with the BES comms manager reacted in real time to the claims and counter claims of politicians and commentators during election night coverage. There were 157 retweets, 100 followers gained (approx), including Natalie Bennet, 55 favourites and 27 posts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BES Twitter handle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact BES has become influential on Twitter - and a place where journalists and academics can and do interact with it - either directly or indirectly via the Communications and Marketing Manager. Its Twitter followers have risen strongly to 3000 followers from around 700 last September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BES and Nuffield College, Oxford post-election conference. 'Coalition in a Plurality System: Explaining Party System Fragmentation in Britain' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BES and Nuffield College, Oxford post-election conference. 'Coalition in a Plurality System: Explaining Party System Fragmentation in Britain' June 23rd 2015. (with Jane Green and Chris Prosser)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BES findings on UKIP in national media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BES findings on UKIP featured in national newspapers: The Telegraph, The Daily Express, The FInancial Times, The Huffington Post and online at BBC News - May 2014

BES findings used in national newspapers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Baltimore Science Cafe 14: What the Polls Tell Us and Why They Go Wrong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave an invited talk in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Science Cafe event that brings in scientists to talk about their research to the public. I talked about my research on the difficulties of opinion polling and showed how this had caused problems in the UK 2015 election and how it had the potential to affect polls worldwide as well.

Researchers from non-profit organizations making use of polling were present as well as some associates from Pew Charitable Trusts who invited me to give a followup talk later in the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.projbridge.com/events.html
 
Description Blogpost on the sources of UKIP support was covered in national and international media outlets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Together with Professor Geoffrey Evans I wrote a blogpost on the basis of UKIP's support. This blogpost summarized the findings from a series of papers we published in the journal Parliamentary Affairs. The blogpost was reported on in the media including in the following national and international outlets:

http://www.may2015.com/featured/ukippers-are-likely-to-have-voted-tory-in-2010-but-labour-in-the-1990s/
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/02/25/how-the-immigration-issue-will-help-labour-win-the-may-british-election-but-suffer-in-the-long-run/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/ukips-middle-class-supporters-can-be-labours-secret-weapon-report-claims-10196155.html

The blogpost gave a different interpretation of UKIP's support than had been put forwards by other academics, and the media sources discussed the implications of these findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/ukip-picking-up-lumps-of-old-labour-support/#.Vtn0I...
 
Description Bolt from the Blue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BES and Politics also staged a fringe event close to the Conservative Party conference Called 'Bolt from the Blue' in October. Times columnists Phil Collins and Matthew Parris and Professors John Curtice and Jane Green were on the panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Brexit Regret 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brexit Regret - article for the Economist Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Brexit and Public Opinion A UK in a Changing Europe/British Election Study Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel debate on Brexit and 2017 General Election as part of day conference. Panel include Prof Ed Fieldhouse, Professor Geoff Evans )bothj BES team), Liz Kendal MP and was chaired by Emily Matliss (BBC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 'Report on BES Results of relevance to the CSPL' (34p.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Briefing of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 'Report on BES Results of relevance to the CSPL' (34p.) by Cees van der Eijk and Isabel Taylor, London, 20 November 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Election Study Fact Check during the evening of the General Election 7/8 May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact British Election Study Fact Check during the evening of the General Election 7/8 May 2015; claims by politicians and journalists about voter behaviour and their motivations were empirically checked using BES data, and results tweeted within a few minutes. Conducted by a team including Cees van der Eijk, Mike Addelman, Jonathan Rose, Annemarie Walter, Stuart Fox, Fanni Toth). Media were briefed in advance about this fact check.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Election Study's website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The British Election Study's website is a well-structured and accessible way to expose the public, journalists and researchers to its work. Over the past six months it has climbed the Google rankings from fifth to first on searches for British Election study. In early May, it was sixth in searches for "British Election" ahead of some of the biggest names in political journalism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Center for European Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Center for European Studies, Harvard University Director's Seminar, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Center for European Studies, Harvard University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Centre for European Studies, Harvard University, visiting scholar Seminar, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Committee on Standards in Public Life - Cees Van der Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Committee on Standards in Public Life 'Horizon Scanning Seminar', London, 10 July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Committee on standards in public life - Cees Van de Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact English Public Attitudes to CSPL Relevant Questions - Insights from the British Election Study. Report presented to Committee on Standards in Public Life, July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Committee on standards in public life - Cees Van de Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Public Opinion with respect to MPs' Outside Interests - Insights from the British Election Study. Report presented to Committee on Standards in Public Life, June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Consultation event with experts on Scottish and Welsh politics about BESIP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Consultation event with Welsh political experts regarding BES Internet Panel

Productive meeting leading to refinement of internet panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Consultation with experts on Scottish politics about content of BESIP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Consultation event with experts on Scottish Politics about the content of the BES Internet Panel - Edinburgh.

Productive meeting leading to refinement of internet panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description December BES Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In December, BES held a hugely successful event for journalists, organisations and political parties in Westminster. PR for the event achieved front page news in the Daily Telegraph entitled Millions of Tory voters to pick Ukip and stories across the whole of the national media. There was a page 2 story in the Sun on Sunday on the same topic That weekend the distinguished writers Andrew Rawnsley and Matthew Parris both praised BES in their respective columns. Following the publication of the Guardian's Page 4 story, there were 246 comments by 7am.
BES and Democracy and Elections also took part in a successful University of Manchester Alumni event hosted by the well-known political journalist Jim Hancock.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/11280345/Ukip-will-hurt-Conservatives-more-than-Labour...
 
Description December BES Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact In December, BES held a hugely successful event for journalists, organisations and political parties in Westminster. PR for the event achieved front page news in the Daily Telegraph entitled Millions of Tory voters to pick Ukip and stories across the whole of the national media. There was a page 2 story in the Sun on Sunday on the same topic That weekend the distinguished writers Andrew Rawnsley and Matthew Parris both praised BES in their respective columns. Following the publication of the Guardian's Page 4 story, there were 246 comments by 7am.
BES and Democracy and Elections also took part in a successful University of Manchester Alumni event hosted by the well-known political journalist Jim Hancock.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/11280345/Ukip-will-hurt-Conservatives-more-than-Labour...
 
Description Do Party Conferences Matter? Why the die may be cast for Ed Milliband - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/do-party-conferences-matter-why-the-dye-may-be-cast...
 
Description Does it matter how your friends vote? BES 'Insights into the 2015 general election' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Does it matter how your friends vote? BES 'Insights into the 2015 general election' event December 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EPOP 2017 conference presentation: On being a voter: Developing survey measure of expressive voting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On being a voter: Developing survey measure of expressive voting . Presentation of findings for BES survey experiment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science at University of Manchester - Why Numbers Matter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Kathryn Simpson gave presentation to 30 students aged 15-18 using BES data to demonstrates how young people intend to vote in teh 2015 General Election. Used data to compare to an in-class interactive poll on voting intentions.

Information disseminated and students engaged in presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ESRC Future of UK and Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Presentation at ESRC Future of UK and Scotland event on Scottish Independence Referendum London (June 2014)

Insights given into BES findings on Scottish Independence Referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Elaboration of the impact of Second Order Elections on First Order Elections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Elaboration of the impact of Second Order Elections on First Order Elections', by Cees van der Eijk at the Annual Conference of EPOP, Cardiff, 12 September 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2015
 
Description Election Analyst; ITV News at Ten April 2017 - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Election Analyst; ITV News at Ten April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Eroding Political Trust? The Systemic Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Eroding Political Trust? The Systemic Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters' Attitudes in the 2015 General Election', Annual Conference of Political Studies Association of Ireland, Cork, 16 October 2015 Cees Van der Eijk (with Annemarie Walter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gave an Interview to Bloomberg News on the Role of Non-Traditional Polling Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I gave an interview to Tim Higgins of bloomberg news discussing how we should assess the quality of new polling providers such as SurveyMonkey. In doing so, I described my research on the difficulties of UK polling more generally.

As a direct result of this interview I was contacted by the survey firm Riwi, who asked for help in assessing the methodology of their polling approach and for advice on polling the EU referendum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-11-20/surveymonkey-fills-the-gap-as-traditional-poli...
 
Description Gave evidence to UK polling council inquiry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I gave evidence (along with Dr. Christopher Prosser) to the polling inquiry on the causes of the 2015 polling miss. This evidence ended up forming the basis of much of the inquiry's findings. The key evidence is summarized in the working paper which is currently under review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2631165
 
Description Harvard University Institute of Politics Political Union 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Harvard University Institute of Politics Political Union October 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BES data and insights presented to the House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media, September 2017 presented by Jane Green
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media. - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) submission to the House of Lords Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media. January 2018 by Jane Green
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ITV 1 Granada - Breakfast programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ITV Granada /Anglia East/Yorkshire West Breakfast programme following EU Referendum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ITV EU Referendum Special Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ITV EU Referendum Special Programme (one of two experts for over-night programme), June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ITV News June 2017; ITV 2017 General Election special June 2017 - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ITV News June 2017; ITV 2017 General Election special June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ITV News at Ten 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ITV News at Ten programme, January 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ITV News at Ten - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ITV News at Ten, January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ITV US Presidential Election Special 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ITV US Presidential Election special, Election Analyst, November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description If politicians want love they should get a spaniel - Phil Cowley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/if-politicians-want-love-they-should-get-a-spaniel-...
 
Description Impact Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BES has produced and published an impact video containing interviews with colleagues and associated people. The video has been seen by 2,509 people on You Tube and has been used as a marketing tool at events and on websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview BBC News at Ten 1/8/17 Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on on BBC News at Ten about research on the 2017 General Eleciotn and role of Brexit. this accompanied release of new BES data and connected to new research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interview with Dutch Radio (NOS-3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Dutch Radio (NOS-3) about General Elections 8 May 2015 by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Key 103 Local Radio - 19 September 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Russell interview on regional radio

Regional interview coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Key 103 Radio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Russell on Key 103 Radio 18 September 2014

Regional interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Labour Insiders are worried that UKIP could win the Heywood and Middleton by-election - Manchester Evening News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rob Ford featured in newspaper article on UKIP in the Heywood and Middleton by-election - September 2014

Local coverage in relation to UKIP/Labour in the Heywood and Middleton by-election
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Labour has few safe seats left, MPs warn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper Article for the Times Newspaper December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Labour licking its wounds but Corbyn clings on 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article for the Times Newspaper May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Labour risk loosing 'safe seats' to UKIP and the Lib Dems, MPs warn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article for the Independent Newspaper December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Local Elections 2016: how to judge what Labours resukts will mean for the party 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article printed in the Guardian Newspaper may 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Manheim University - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Addressing Conference at Mannheim University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 : Which Theory or Theories of Voting Explain the 2015 General Election Outcome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 : Reward, Blame and Guilt by Association: How Coalition Helped the Tories but Hurt the Lib Dems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 30-3 Voters in Context: Lessons from the UK General Election of 2015 for Understanding Political Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 : UKIP Immigration, Europe and the Rise of Ethno-nationalism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 : Evolving Boundaries of Electoral Change: How Long-term Evolution of Social and Political Factors Transforms the Parameters of Electoral Competition and its Outcomes in Britian
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 : When Voting Behaviour Party Support Collide: How the Scottish Independence Referendum Cost Labour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) 2015 Shared partnership and the Impact of Social Norms on Voter Turnout
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description National Election Study conference on analysing social media communication for electoral research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact National Election Study conference on analysing social media communication for electoral research and implementation in BES - Mannheim

Techniques for analysing social media communication for electoral research and implementation in BES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description New Statemen article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact New Statesman news article "No, people didn't vote for Jeremy Corbyn because they thought he would lose£
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/elections/2017/08/no-people-didnt-vote-jeremy-corbyn-because-t...
 
Description New Statesman Publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Why Fewer of us want a long-term relationship...with a political party - The new Statesman 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description None of the above: The role of non-voters in general election 2015 - James Kirkup 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/none-of-the-above-the-role-of-non-voters-in-general...
 
Description Nuffield College Alumni Post-EU referendum Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nuffield College Alumni Post-EU referendum event, June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nuffield College alumni - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact addressing Nuffield College alumni, University of Oxford, June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Open Data Manchester - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Addressing Conference at Open Data Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PSA media briefing on European Parliament Election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Attendance and presentation at PSA media briefing on European Parliament election in London (May 2014)

BES insights disseminated to media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plus ca Change? The ebb and flow of Scottish Referendum voting intention 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/plus-ca-change-the-ebb-and-flow-of-scottish-refere...
 
Description Political Studies Association General Election 2017 media briefing - 18 May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Chris Prosser participated in the PSA's 2017 election media briefing in the run up to the election, he used BES data to talk about public opinion in the run up to the election.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.psa.ac.uk/media/media-briefings
 
Description Poll Battle Poised to Define War with UKIP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rob Ford featured in Financial Times article Poll Battle Poised to Define War with UKIP - October 2014

National coverage in relation to UKIP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Polls, politicians and pundits: the Inside story of GE2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Democracy and Elections, the hub for electoral politics at The University of Manchester, will tell the inside story of GE29015 as told by some of the nation's top political minds. Manchester's political scientists, who have been in high demand throughout the election campaign as media commentators, will join Labour's Peter Mandelson to think about the implications of the General Election. From the moment the exit poll was sensationally released at 10pm on election night, we quickly anticipated there would be a lot for all the parties to think about after the dust had settled. We'll also be discussing what it was like to be front and centre of media coverage in the run up to the election, and on the night itself. Speaking will be Professors Jane Green and Ed Fieldhouse, co-Directors of the British Election Study. Jane fronted up ITV's election night coverage and Ed produced some influential research on younger voters during the campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at EPOP conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact It's a group thing: How voters go to the polls together. conference presentation of collaborative work with Danish Election Study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation of BES design at International workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Attendance at Montreal international workshop on election studies

Presented BES design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation of BES-based research on negative campaigning for media Research group, University of Exeter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Cees van der Eijk of BES-based research on negative campaigning for media Research group, University of Exeter 26 October 2015 (with Annemarie Walter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation of paper 'Diversifying Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters' Electoral Participation and Party Preferences in the 2015 General Election', Workshop Campaigning and Voting in Europe: New Challenges and New Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Diversifying Effects of Negative Campaigning on British Voters' Electoral Participation and Party Preferences in the 2015 General Election', Workshop Campaigning and Voting in Europe: New Challenges and New Perspectives; by Cees van der Eijk Paris, Sciences Po, 15 December 2015 (with Annemarie Walter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation of paper 'Eroding Political Trust', Political Psychology Conference, Amsterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper 'Eroding Political Trust', Political Psychology Conference, Amsterdam, 4 December 2015 by Cees van der Eijk (with Annemarie Walter)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on 'Standards, Trust and Public Engagement' for Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on 'Standards, Trust and Public Engagement' for Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, London, 24 November 2015 (with Isabel Taylor) by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to MSc students - Survey Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to 30 MSc Students in Social Research Methods and Statistics in their module Survey Research on the survey design on the BES Internet Panel Survey - Kathryn Simpson

30 students engaged in presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presented research at Conference on "Immigration and the UK-EU Relationship" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Along with Professor Geoffrey Evans, I presented research on the relationship between immigration attitudes and euroscepticism to the "Immigration and UK-EU Relationship" conference organized by the ESRC and "The UK in a Changing Europe" group. The conference was attended by academics, journalists, opinion pollsters and politicians from all sides of the EU referendum debate.

The debate between the panellists and the audience usefully clarified the relationship between the EU and immigration, with several participants reporting that the debate helped to clarify their thinking around the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.niesr.ac.uk/event/103#.VtnVCtByYb4
 
Description Press Release : BES data closer match to May's result than pre-election polls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of press release :

British Election Study in-person survey data has cast new light on how sampling impacted on the 2015 general election polling miss.

The data, released today, reveals a closer match to the 2015 general election Conservative lead over Labour than the pre-election polls, which failed to forecast the scale of the Conservative victory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press Release : Studying politics? Come play in the Data Playground 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of the Press release :

Unprecedented volumes of information about political behaviour, previously only accessible to experts, are to be made available by Britain's oldest study of electoral behaviour.

Students with an interest in politics will, at the click of a mouse, be able to make their own graphs and charts based on detailed surveys of thousands of people, conducted three times during 2014 by the renowned British Election Study. More data will be added too.

The British Election Study is managed by a team based at The Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Nottingham. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press Release : Ukip set to damage Tories in 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of the press release :

Ukip will inflict much more damage on the Conservative Party in the 2015 General Election than on Labour, according to new research from the British Election Study.

Professor Geoff Evans, from The University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and a Co-Director of the BES, says many of Labour's core supporters had already deserted their party between 2001 and 2010 as a reaction to Tony Blair and New Labour and have since moved to UKIP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : BES' Jane Green 'Political studies communicator of the year' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of press release :

One of the nation's top political studies awards for has gone to Professor Jane Green, co-Director of the British Election study.

The University of Manchester based academic received the Political Studies Association accolade at a plush ceremony in London last night.

It is the second PSA award to go to the BES: in 2013 the study was the recipient of the prestigious Judge's Award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : ANALYSIS: Should Labour really be agonising over the Left Right divide? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of Press release :

Few could have anticipated the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn, who after getting on to the Labour leadership ballot by the skin of his teeth has become remarkably popular among his party's grassroots. Most Labour supporters have something to say on the Corbyn phenomenon, and opinions range from doom-laden scenarios to a welcome break from the New Labour past. Former PM Tony Blair, unsurprisingly, speaks for the former.

One of the bitterest arguments between the two Labour sides has been over how the nation sees the party in terms of its place in the left-right spectrum. Fellow leadership contender Liz Kendal echoes Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson by arguing that Labour's election loss could be explained by its leftward drift under Ed Miliband. But Corbyn and his supporters say the nation turned away from Labour for precisely the opposite reason: it was too obsessed with the political centre ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : BES MEDIA BRIEFING: the leaders' debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of the Press release : British Election Study experts are on hand in Manchester on Thursday evening to provide expert commentary on the only head-to-head TV debate of the General Election campaign presented by Julie Etchingham.

Professor Jane Green and Professor Ed Fieldhouse, both from The University of Manchester have conducted extensive analysis on a range of issues which throw light on the national picture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Coalition prospects set to have 'profound impact' on General Election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Top two lines of press release:

The experience of coalition could have a 'profound impact' on the electoral success of Ukip, the Greens and the SNP- according to new research from the British Election Study.

BES Directors Professor Jane Green and Professor Ed Fieldhouse, from The University of Manchester, say if voters expect a hung parliament or a coalition, then they are much less likely to support Labour or the Conservatives .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Devolution promises could be game-changer, finds BES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of press release :

Many Scots want more devolution, but think those additional powers will be achieved without independence, according to new data released by the British Election Study (BES).

The findings by Professor Ed Fieldhouse from The University of Manchester, who Co-directs the BES, reveal that half of voters think more powers will be achieved, even if Scotland votes 'No'.

The research is published three-months to referendum polling day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press release : Economic alternative for Scotland broke Labour's dominance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of the press release:
New research from the British Election Study reveals that last year's Scottish referendum effectively finished off Labour's hope of winning north of the border last May.

BES Co-Director Professor Ed Fieldhouse from The University of Manchester says the referendum resulted in more Yes voters switching from Labour to the SNP after the referendum.

However, the economy was still an important factor: Yes voting amongst Labour voters was driven largely by the Yes campaign's offer of an economic alternative for Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Farage has more potential than any leader, BES reveals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of the press release :

New data from the British Election Study shows despite recent negative headlines, Nigel Farage has the potential to boost the electoral prospects of the party he leads to a greater degree than any other leader.

However, the analysis of party leaders by BES Co-Director Professor Geoff Evans and BES Research Fellow Dr Jon Mellon, both from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College), also shows that Ed Miliband's low appeal is likely to hit Labour's chances of success at the ballot box.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Join BES Fact Check on election night 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs from the press release :

Britain's most detailed study of electoral behaviour is to fact check the claims and counter claims of politicians in real time on General Election night.

A British Election Study team led by The University of Nottingham's Professor Cees van Der Eijk will be scanning the election night coverage from when the polls close at 10pm on Thursday.

Professor van der Eijk along with Stuart Fox, Research Associate - also from The University of Nottingham - will be tweeting from @BESResearch to check if the party's' claims on how the public see them really do stack up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Love your local MP? Probably not 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The first few paragraphs of the press release :

MPs who take comfort in the old adage that while people don't like politicians, they do like their own MP, may have to think again, according to new research from the British Election Study.

Professor Philip Cowley, a BES Associate based in The University of Nottingham, says contrary to the popular perception, most people rate their local MP in a similar way to MPs in general.

Only a minority of people, he says are slightly more positive about their local MP than they are about MPs in general.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Manchester Prof prepares for ITV's election special 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of the press release :

The University of Manchester's Professor Jane Green is making the final preparations before she takes the hot seat in ITV's coverage of the election night on Thursday.

The Co-Director of the British Election Study will join Political Editor Tom Bradby and News at Ten anchor Julie Etchingham as well as fellow psephologist Professor Colin Rallings, to follow the twists and turns of the closest and most unpredictable battle for Number 10 in a generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Non-voting Labour supporters key to polling miss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of press release :

New research from the British Election Study has suggested a reason why pollsters so famously got the 2015 General Election result wrong.

BES researchers Dr Jon Mellon and Chris Prosser say the data from the online BES survey of 30,000 people conducted after the election strongly show that many respondents said they intended to vote but then did not.

And the mistaken respondents, they say, lean significantly more to Labour than to other respondents, increasing significantly after 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Non-voting Labour supporters key to polling miss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of press release : New research from the British Election Study has suggested a reason why pollsters so famously got the 2015 General Election result wrong.

BES researchers Dr Jon Mellon and Chris Prosser say the data from the online BES survey of 30,000 people conducted after the election strongly show that many respondents said they intended to vote but then did not.

And the mistaken respondents, they say, lean significantly more to Labour than to other respondents, increasing significantly after 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Not enough Undecideds moving towards 'Yes' vote in Scottish Referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of the press release:

New data released by the British Election Study (BES) shows that previously undecided Scottish Referendum voters are more likely to say Yes on September 18, but are not enough in numbers to catch up with No voters.

The findings come from waves of data collected in March and June by BES and analysed by Professor Ed Fieldhouse from The University of Manchester, who Co-directs the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Press release : Ukip decline will hit Labour's chances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of the press release :

A marked decline in the electoral fortunes of Ukip would hit Labour's chances of forming a majority in May, according to new research from the British Election Study.

Dr Jon Mellon, a BES Research Fellow from The University of Oxford, says BES data provides some backing to David Cameron's claim that if voters get into bed with Nigel Farage they could wake up with David Miliband.

According to his calculations, 41% of Ukip voters would choose the Conservatives as their second preference, compared to just 19% for Labour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Ukip not winning over the politically disengaged 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First 2 paragraphs of Press release :

New research from the British Election Study has revealed that contrary to the popular view, Ukip is no more successful at winning over the politically disengaged than the other parties.

Professor Jane Green from The University of Manchester and a Co-Director of the BES, says only the Greens are set to gain more in 2015 from people who didn't vote in either the 2005 and 2010 elections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Ukip's support is mainly middle class, reveals BES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of press release :

New analysis of data from the UK's longest-running study of electoral behaviour has revealed how the bulk of Ukip's support surprisingly comes from professional and managerial middle classes.

British Election Study Co-Director Professor Geoffrey Evans and BES Research Fellow Dr Jonathan Mellon, from Nuffield College Oxford, say contrary to the popular view advocated by some academic researchers, working class voters are only a little more likely to support Ukip.

Because, they argue, Labour has been helped by Ukip in electoral terms, it is Labour's secret weapon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release : Women no less likely to vote than men 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact First few paragraphs of press release :

Evidence from the British Election Study shows there is little evidence to back Harriet Harman's claim that women are less likely to vote than men.

Dr Rosie Campbell, a political scientist from Birkbeck University of London, says numbers of 'missing women voters' highlighted by Labour are almost identical to the numbers of missing men.

The inaccuracy in the statistics, announced as part of the launch of last week's magenta battle bus intended to reach out to women voters, was probably down to a methodical flaw in the calculations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs House of Commons Select Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BES data on the mapping module and also turnout and eligibility data shared with the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs House of Commons Select Committee, January 2018, and featured in the PACAC report to Parliament, February 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Seminar at the Institute for Government (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Election Campaigning Laid Bare: New Research on the Nature and Impact of Election Campaigns; Public Seminar at the Institute for Government (London) organised by the Political Studies Association with the University of Nottingham and Brunel University, 24 October 2017 (~70 attendees).
Contributions, based on BES data, at this event by
o Annemarie Walter: Unintended Consequences of Negative Campaigning: the General Elections of 2015 and 2017
o Cees van der Eijk: Effects of British Campaigns on the Resilience of Electoral Democracy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview with BBC Radio Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio Interview with BBC Radio Manchester to discuss the EU Referendum and voter regret following YouGov Wave 9
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Referendum effect could spell trouble for Tories, researchers argue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact web story for the University of Manchester News page
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/referendum-effect-could-spell-trouble-for-tories-researche...
 
Description Report on BES Results of relevance to the CSPL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of 'Report on BES Results of relevance to the CSPL' (34p.) by Cees van der Eijk and Isabel Taylor to the Research Advisory Board of the CSPL, London, 17 September 2015 by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research seminar of the Nottingham/Birmingham research centre - Cees Van der Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The effects of negative campaigning on party preferences and election outcomes in the 2015 UK election. Research Seminar of the Nottingham/Birmingham Research Centre REPRESENT, 29 January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Reuters Institute - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Addressing a conference at Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Room For Switching: European Parliament Vote Intentions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog published on EUropean Parliament Vote Intentions.

Blog shared by interested parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/room-for-switching-european-parliament-vote-intenti...
 
Description Royal Holloway University - Jane Green 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Addressing Conference at Royal Holloway University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Settled Wills? The Psychology behind stable referendum polls - Rob Johns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/settled-wills-the-psychology-behind-stable-referen...
 
Description Sky News - May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BES findings publicised on Sky News and Today Programme May 2014

BES findings publicised to national audience on Sky News and Today Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SkyNews interview 29/1/18 Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for Sky News about the myth of 'Youthquake' . This research completely changed perceptions of the pattern of turnout of young voters in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sunday Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rob Ford featured on Sunday Politics in relation to UKIP defections

National coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Surprising Aspects of the 2015 General Election 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on 'Surprising Aspects of the 2015 General Election' for incoming cohort of Politics & IR students at the University of Nottingham, 22 September 2015 by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Thatcher's Legacy Still Looms Large: The North-South divide in Britain's Electorcal Support - Ed Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog published - read and shared by audience

Shared by readers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/thatchers-legacy-still-looms-large-the-north-south-...
 
Description The British Press Can't Stop Writing About Marine Le Pen - Buzzfeed News - Twitter comment included in article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The British Press Can't Stop Writing About Marine Le Pen - Buzzfeed News - Twitter comment included in article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/this-analysis-shows-how-the-british-press-is-fixated-on-mar...
 
Description The Conversation - Rob Ford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in The Conversation on UKIP challenge to Labour

National article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://theconversation.com/farage-squares-up-to-labour-in-bid-to-broaden-ukip-vote-32245
 
Description The Economist Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Economist Article (Online) Turnout in elections may have been wildly underestimated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.economist.com/news/britain/21734359-britain-it-almost-ten-percentage-points-higher-previ...
 
Description The Financial Times (online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Theresa May's lead has dipped but is stronger than polls suggest" The Financial Times Newspaper (online)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2017
URL https://www.ft.com/content/cd94a7c2-4ac8-11e7-919a-1e14ce4af89b
 
Description The Guardian (Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Can we still trust opinion polls after 2015, Brexit and Trump? - The Guardian Newspaper (Online).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/08/opinion-polls-general-election
 
Description The Guardian Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Any Party that fails to speak for England can forget about No 10 - The Guardian Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Independent Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Britain, a nation of swing voters as age of tribal politics comes to an end - The Independent Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The New York Times (Online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Western Populism May Be Entering an Awkward Adolescence - The New York Times (Online)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/world/europe/populism-far-from-turned-back-may-be-just-getting-st...
 
Description The Times Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shift towards swing voters - The Times Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brexit is a backlash about democracy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The inbuilt dangers of holding a referendum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact article for the Herald Newspaper April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Times Higher Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BES analysis on feelings towards local MPS by Philip Cowley

National coverage of BES analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-close-up-coventry-university-college/2016169.artic...
 
Description Today Program 29/01/18 - Fieldhouse 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on Today program about the myth of 'Youthquake' . This research completely changed perceptions of the pattern of turnout of young voters in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Turnout in European Parliament Elections: Why do so many people abstain? - Herman Schmitt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by readers

Shared by readers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/turnout-in-the-european-parliamentelection-why-do-s...
 
Description UKIP - Picking Up Old Clumps of Labour Support - Geoffrey Evans and Jon Mellon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post was read and shared by a number of readers.

A number of people shared the blog post and the information contained therein.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/ukip-picking-up-lumps-of-old-labour-support/#.VEoaw...
 
Description UKIP Support in the European Parliament Election Set to Translate to the 2015 General Election - Jane Gree 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-findings/ukip-support-in-the-european-parliament-election-se...
 
Description UKIP targets restive voters in Lancashire hotspot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rob Ford featured in Financial Times article UKIP targets restive voters in Lancashire hotspot - September 2014

National feature
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Understanding the General Election: Q&A. University of Manchester alumni pre-election event, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Understanding the General Election: Q&A. University of Manchester alumni pre-election event, April 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2015
 
Description University of Mannheim Public Lecture: Immigration, Brexit, and the Restructuring of British Party Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Time: 26.10.2017 - 15:00 to 16:30
Location: A 5,6 Raum A 231
Type of Event: MZES Public Lecture
Lecturer: Prof. Dr Geoffrey Evans
Lecturer affiliation: University of Oxford, Nuffield College
Studies of political cleavage evolution have often assumed they change glacially. Studies of party competition and issue dimensionality typically treat parties as strategic actors that try to open up or suppress new dimensions of competition to further their electoral interests. This paper takes a different perspective and presents a case study of how political decisions can unintentionally create a new dimension of party competition and in consequence, the remarkably swift restructuring of party competition, both ideologically and in terms of the social bases of voting. It does so via an examination of the consequences of the UK government's 2004 policy decision on immigration from EU accession countries. The analysis uses data on official immigration rates, and Mori, YouGov and multiple British Election Study cross-section and panel surveys to demonstrate the growing link between EU immigration and Euroscepticism, and the rise of UKIP, leading ultimately to the 2016 EU Referendum, the demise of UKIP, and the restructuring of party competition, both ideologically and socially, in the 2017 General Election.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/d7/en/events/immigration-brexit-and-the-restructuring-of-british-pa...
 
Description Voters in Context: Lessons from the UK General Election of 2015 for understanding political change. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Voters in Context: Lessons from the UK General Election of 2015 for understanding political change. Wednesday, 9 December 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (GMT) at Humanities Bridgeford Street

o Introduction: Voters in Context - The 2015 British Election Study
o When voting behaviour and party support collide: how the Scottish Independence Referendum cost Labour. (Ed Fieldhouse and Chris Prosser)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Washington Post Newspaper Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact No, Trump wont win votes from disaffected Democrats in the fall - The Washington Post Newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description What Welsh Voters Think and How They Behave in Elections: A Consultation on the British Election Study Internet Panel. The Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact What Welsh Voters Think and How They Behave in Elections: A Consultation on the British Election Study Internet Panel. The Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, Friday, 10 January 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Where, if anywhere, will Liberal Democrat votes go in the 2015 General Election? - Kathryn Simpson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/where-if-anywhere-will-liberal-democrat-votes-go-i...
 
Description Who will stay loyal to UKIP in 2015? Matthew Goodwin and Caitlin Milazzo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Blog read and shared by audience

Blog shared by audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/guest-blog-by-matthew-goodwin-and-caitlin-milazzo-...
 
Description Why has the UK become a nation of political swingers? - Interview with BBC Reporter (online) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Why has the UK become a nation of political swingers? - Interview with BBC Reporter (online).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39103972
 
Description Wrote Guardian blogpost: "Immigration and Euroscepticism: the rising storm" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Along with Professsor Geoffrey Evans I wrote a blogpost describing the increasing relationship between immigration attitudes and euroscepticism. The blogpost received 282 comments from Guardian readers and was shared widely on social media.

The blogpost was also well received by other academics in the field such as Robert Ford (Manchester)
https://twitter.com/robfordmancs/status/682624896816418817
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/dec/18/immigration-euroscepticism-rising-storm-eu-refe...
 
Description Wrote blogpost on social class and Scottish referendum voting that was covered by the BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote a blogpost for the British Election Study website, showing the relationship between Scottish referendum voting and social class. The blogpost was reported on by the BBC website.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-29673044
The BBC article said that this research made the link between prosperity and referendum voting more complicated than had previously been thought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.britishelectionstudy.com/bes-resources/class-divisions-and-the-scottish-referendum/
 
Description political science conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Aarhus University Denmark March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description political science meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Indiana University Department of Political Science, Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description political science presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description • MPs' Outside Interests Roundtable - Cees Van der Eijk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact MPs' Outside Interests Roundtable; organised by Committee on Standards in Public Life, London 15 March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • Presentation at BJPIR Roundtable Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at BJPIR Roundtable on the General Elections and the British Election Studies at the Annual Conference of the Political Studies Association; Sheffield 31 March 2015 by Cees van der Eijk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015