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Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti, Middle-class university graduates will decide the future of the Labour Party



Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti have co-written an article for the New Statesman about their survey of the Labour Party’s membership and the challenge facing the leadership candidates. “By our reckoning, Labour’s leadership contest is going to be decided, for the most part, by less than 400,000 mainly middle-class university graduates. Nearly half of these members – unlike many of Labour’s voters – live in London and the South of England,” they write.
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Professor Bale is quoted here in a Wall Street Journal article on Theresa May’s Cabinet