The 2005 UK General Election promised to be a hard-fought contest. Drawing upon contributions from a range of experts, this book explains the basis upon which the election was fought. Combining analysis of the party campaigns with a longer-term assessment of the handling of key issues, the volume provides a definitive guide to how the election was won and lost. Academic analyses of social, political and territorial factors in how the UK voted are complemented by outsider views and constituency profiles, in a rigorous, lively and accessible manner.
ANDREW GEDDES is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He previously held the post of Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet chairholder at the University of Liverpool. He specialises in EU and European politics, with a particular interest in the politics of immigration and asylum. In addition to his work on migration, he has published and researched on the European Union and British politics and on British general elections. JONATHAN TONGE is Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for Irish Studies at The University of Salford. The first edition of hi