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Peter Andersen

Peter Andersen

PhD Candidate in Politics, University of Liverpool
Peter is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool in the Politics Department. His thesis focuses on how voters evaluate party leaders, understanding the change in fortunes for specific party leaders and how feelings towards party leaders can change during the 'short campaign'. His recent work has utilised British Election Study Panel data to analyse individual-level changes over time.

His other research interests include, partisanship and party identification of the UK electorate, the role of party leaders in the Media and effectively visualising research data.

How many voters really switch parties in British elections? What the evidence tells us

Dec 01, 2019 03:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With the 2019 election campaign in full swing, there is little evidence in the polls that things are changing. The overall picture shows both the Conservatives and Labour are both gaining support but the Conservatives...

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Economy

German bunds gain after December manufacturing PMI misses estimates, albeit still in contraction

The German bunds gained during European session Monday after the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of December missed market expectations, albeit still remaining in the contraction zone, below the 50-point threshold...

Australian government downgrades expectation of the underlying cash surplus in 2019-20

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EM Asian currencies likely to advance in weeks ahead, remain susceptible to headlines till first week of Jan: Scotiabank

EM Asian currencies are expected to advance in the weeks ahead, while remaining susceptible to the headlines till the first week of January, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The Fed left its...

Australian bonds flat on improved risk sentiments; eyes on Dec policy meeting minutes

The Australian bonds remained flat during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday despite an improvement in investors risk sentiments after the United States and China announced to reach a historic phase...

Politics

The truth about Barack Obama, Michelle Obama divorce rumors

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Donald Trump criticized for his mocking Greta Thunberg tweet

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Melania Trump's shocking expenditures on clothes revealed!

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Why Michelle Obama defended Ellen DeGeneres against bashers for her friendship with George W. Bush

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Melania Trump, Donald Trump divorce rumors: What are their terms?

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Science

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NASA: Astronaut Al Worden reveals his 'most serious moment' on Apollo 15

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Pacific Ring of Fire: Volcanologist reveals the most dangerous volcanoes

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Technology

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AirPods holiday sales now live on Walmart, Best Buy

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The iPhone SE 2 has been a recurring subject on tech fans weekly dose of Apple rumors. People now have a good idea of what to expect from the device, but a new report about its official name appears to be the most...
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