1 August 2016
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions, asks BBC News? The article cites Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti’s survey of new Labour members. Of those who've joined since 2015, only around 30 per cent of them have delivered leaflets and half that number have done canvassing. "Far more of them actually are prepared to re-tweet and to share things on Facebook. These are people who are in politics electronically, as it were; they're clicktavists, not activists," said Professor Bale.
Professor Bale was also quoted here in a Financial Times article titled ‘Theresa May likely to resist pressure for an early general election’