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What’s next for British elections?


At a Westminster briefing event held on 20 March in partnership with UK in a Changing Europe (UKiCE), Professors Edward Fieldhouse, Jane Green and Dr Jack Bailey from the British Election Study’s (BES) scientific team shared early findings from the most recent BES data (December…

Announcing the BESt article award winners


The British Election Study are delighted to announce that A tale of two peoples: motivated reasoning in the aftermath of the Brexit Vote by Miriam Sorace and Sara Hobolt (published in Political Science Research & Methods) is the winner of the inaugural British Election Study…

Publications using BES data


British Election Study users have recently published some excellent research, using the unique data to provide insight into a tumultuous period in British politics. Reflecting this, we have updated our list of publications using data from the current BES, which you can find here. We…

A BES commemoration to Harold Clarke


The BES team stands in the footsteps of Harold Clarke and his colleagues Marianne Stewart, Paul Whiteley and David Sanders, who together ran the BES for over a decade. We mourn the passing of Harold Clarke and send our very best wishes to his family…

BESt article award 2021


We are pleased to announce the launch of a British Election Study best article award for 2021 generously sponsored by YouGov and Ipsos MORI, data collection partners for the BES. Nominations are open to any articles appearing in peer review academic journals with the publication…

BES Advisory Panel Appointed


We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new BES advisory panel to assist us in achieving our core objective to design and conduct a study that is relevant to answering important contemporary questions about electoral politics, political attitudes, and voting behaviour in Britain….