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Immigration is no longer the most pressing concern among the electorate
Jonathan Wadsworth
December 2019
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Tags: campaigns; cep; migration; uk politics; immigration; brexit

Immigration is no longer the most pressing concern among the electorate going into this election that it was prior to the Brexit referendum, writes Jonathan Wadsworth (LSE). More than three years on, concerns about Europe have eclipsed anything else, including the NHS, defence, the environment and unemployment as well as immigration. However, immigration remains a highly contentious issue and its purported effects on the labour market and the wider economy are still highly contested.

This blog post is based on the 2019 CEP Election Analysis on Immigration