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Geographical Factors in Constituency Voting Patterns

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Abstract

It has long been known that support for parties and for individual candidates tends to be concentrated particularly in certain parts of geographical constituencies, reflecting both socio-demographic patterns and the ‘friends and neighbours’ effect. This chapter, based on sub-constituency data, uses an innovative mapping approach to illustrate the variation of support for candidates and parties within constituencies, a pattern that is especially marked within sizeable rural constituencies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland

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