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SNP membership not as socially liberal as might be assumed


The SNP have become known for their progressive policies, but the membership is similar to others across the UK in terms of its makeup, according to Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London.
He said nearly three-quarters of members were thought to be in the ABC1 voter bracket – considered middle class – while less than 30% would be in the working-class grouping. The National

Professor Bale also appeared on BBC Radio Surrey discussing local candidates at the next general election and the Conservative Party's future.



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