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School of Politics and International Relations

Hey big spender(s)


Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale appeared on Politics Weekly by The Guardian to discuss the election campaign spending pledges to date. Professor Bale said: “Voters do pay attention to the promises. I do think there’s a problem with putting a price tag on all this, because it’s so high that it almost seems unbelievable I think. People prefer to know exactly what it is going to be spent on. There is evidence to suggest that parties do keep their election pledges. There is quite a lot of evidence to suggest that voters do actually respond to parties keeping their pledges.”
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