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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
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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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