Labour much better at running economy than voters think – new research
By Alexander Tziamalis, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Sheffield Hallam University
Amr Algarhi, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Sheffield Hallam University
Since the 1920s, the Conservative and Labour parties have dominated the political landscape in the United Kingdom. Their governments tend to be strong, since the country’s first-past-the-post electoral system helps to produce parliamentary majorities which enable the ruling party to implement its policies. Yet surprisingly, after a century of the two parties vying for power, there is a little academic research into which has been better for the UK economy.
This is even more perplexing given that the economic performance of each party is a key factor in UK voters’ political decision-making.…
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- Tuesday, June 8, 2021