British Election Study film out now

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09 Dec 2014

The British Election Study is today launching a 12-minute film showcasing its essential task of throwing light on politics in a crucial period for British democracy.

The film, The British Election Study: Understanding British Democracy, features two of the nation’s leading journalists Michael Crick and Alastair Stewart.

They describe how British politics has never been so unpredictable, with important new questions facing the electorate.

It will outline how the BES is able help the public grapple with issues like the uncertianties of coalition politics, distrust of politicians, rock bottom party membership and voter turnout.

The film is funded by the School of Social Sciences at The University of Manchester, with other contributions from the BES leadership team based at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Nottingham.

It is being launched today at a special BES event in Westminster, where some of the country’s top thinkers in electoral politics are revealing new research findings, using recently released British Election Study data, from surveys of over 30,000 people.

You can also see the film on YouTube   where you can also share it via social media.