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Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti. Revealed: the typical political party member
9 October 2017

In an article for The Times’ Red Box, Professor Paul Webb writes about the party membership project that he leads with QMUL’s Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti. He writes: “There is something of a distinction between the two right-wing parties (Conservative and Ukip) and the other parties in most regards. Both are characterised by a particularly marked preponderance of men among their memberships, are especially white in their ethnic profiles, and are decidedly more aged than the other parties. Tories are 57 years old on average and more than two-fifths of them are over 65. Kippers have an even more venerable profile, with more than half of them entitled to draw their state pension.”
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