The British Election Study is pleased to announce the release of the sixth wave of the Internet Panel, conducted immediately after the British General Election.
In total 30,027 respondents took wave 6 of the British Election Study. 27,926 of these also took wave 5, an overall wave on wave retention rate of 90.9%. 26,112 respondents took all three election waves (4,5 and 6). 16,799 respondents took all of the first six waves of the survey, 55.6% of respondents who originally took wave 1. Wave 6 was conducted by YouGov between 8th May 2015 and 26th May 2015.
We are also releasing updated versions of each of the previous 5 waves, which fix a number of labelling issues that users have reported.
The British Election Study 2015 is managed via a consortium of the University of Manchester, The University of Oxford, and The University of Nottingham. The Scientific Leadership Team is comprised of Professors Ed Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Hermann Schmitt, Geoff Evans and Cees van der Eijk. The team is supported by researchers Dr Jon Mellon and Chris Prosser, and also by BES 2015 consultant Professor John Curtice (University of Strathclyde). The BES 2015 is working in close collaboration with colleagues within the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Nottingham, and is partnering with a wide variety of affiliated datasets and projects (and proposed projects) to link BES voter data to other data on election candidates and campaigns.