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Wave 7 of the BES Internet Panel Released

The British Election Study is pleased to announce the release of the seventh wave of our Internet Panel survey. Wave 7 was conducted immediately prior to the 2016 local Elections. We will also be releasing wave 8 – a rolling campaign wave stretching from the…

BES and the EU referendum result on ITV

29/06/2016

The British Election Study has served the social science community since 1964, and will continue to provide a public resource for understanding the political upheaval our country is experiencing. On Thursday night, using the British Election Study, we called the result of the EU referendum…

The ITV referendum team

24/06/2016

Following the tumultuous events of referendum night, here’s a group photo of the ITV news team, with Manchester’s Professor Jane Green, who followed the twists and turns of the night’s events. Professor Green, who is one of the nation’s leading political scientists and a co-director…

How we’re (almost) all swingers now

07/04/2016

For many decades, political parties have competed furiously for the great prize of British Politics: the affections of the swing voter. It wasn’t that long ago when there were relatively few political swingers: until the 1990s, General Election results really would be won by attracting…