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Christopher Kirkland

Christopher Kirkland

Lecturer in Politics, York St John University
I am currently employed as a Lecturer in Politics at York St John University. I have previously held positions at the University of Sheffield, the University of Liverpool, University of Leicester and the University of Winchester.

My current research interests are situated within British politics. I have published a monograph The Political Economy of Britain in Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan) which explored the crisis of the 1970s and the economic crisis of 2007. I have further published work exploring the origins of the 2007 crisis and on the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections and the 2014 by-elections.

Tactical voting: why is it such a big part of British elections?

Jul 04, 2024 06:28 am UTC| Politics

Voters across the UK will cast their ballots on July 4 to decide who will form the next government. Under the UKs voting system, known as first past the post, voters choose one candidate standing in their constituency....

This is billed as a ‘change’ election – but Britain’s electoral system means hardly any seats are true multi-party contests

Jun 20, 2024 05:37 am UTC| Politics

With all polls pointing in the same direction, the 2024 election will deliver seismic change. It is being seen as a contest that will practically wipe out one party and deliver a large majority to another. But the reality...

Post-coronavirus economic thinking could go one of two ways in the UK

Apr 16, 2020 15:22 pm UTC| Economy

British economic policy since the 1940s has largely been an ideological battle between two schools of thought. One embraces the interventionist ideas of John Maynard Keynes. The other follows the ideas of free market...

How important is turnout in a UK election? The recent actions of the parties give you a good idea

Dec 10, 2019 05:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Britain is once again going to the polls and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them to vote for a particular party. Traditionally, low turnout has a disproportionate affect on Labour...

The UK's 2019 election cannot be a re-run of the 2017 campaign

Nov 04, 2019 11:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The UK is due to go to the polls on December 12 in an attempt to overcome parlaiments impasse over Brexit. Given the latest missed deadline of October 31, it seems inevitable that Brexit will dominate this campaign. Boris...

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