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Brexit: surname diversity and voting patterns

Borja, MC; Stander, J; Valle, LD; (2016) Brexit: surname diversity and voting patterns. Significance , 13 (4) pp. 8-9. 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2016.00931.x. Green open access

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Abstract

An interesting by‐product of the UK's referendum on membership of the EU (page 4) has been the wide variety of excellent data analyses and visualisations to explain and add context to the results (see bit.ly/29W7Glx, for example). However, one of the few aspects that has not been analysed is how surname diversity in districts relates to referendum voting patterns. Surname distributions are increasingly used in geography, for example, to characterise cultural regions. There are, however, few studies analysing the associations between surname distributions and voting patterns. This is what we set out to do here, using data on surnames and locations from the 2001 UK electoral register and the results of the EU referendum (bit.ly/29W8tCR).

Type: Article
Title: Brexit: surname diversity and voting patterns
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2016.00931.x
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-9713.2016.00931.x
Language: English
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10073915
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