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Who voted Leave: the characteristics of individuals mattered, but so did those of local areas

July 2016
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Tags: alan manning; brexit; cep; economy and society; featured; lse comment; monica langella; demographics; eu referendum; vote leave

Individual demographics had a huge effect in determining the outcome of the referendum, but the characteristics of local areas mattered as well, explain Monica Langella and Alan Manning. Immigration, the decline in manufacturing and in other sectors, as well as politics, all played an important role in deciding the outcome. The UK’s vote to leave the EU on 23 June […]