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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….

New Report: Individual Electoral Registration and the British Election Study


In 2014 Individual Electoral Registration (IER) was introduced in England, Scotland and Wales. IER requires voters to register individually and provide individual identifying information, such as their date of birth and national insurance number. It replaced the previous system of ‘Household Electoral Registration’ (HER), whereby…