Student, youth & young professional research

Student Vote after two TV Debates – Research Note

Student voting

Building on our latest report by Professor Paul Whiteley, The Student Vote 2010, this new Research Note examines the impact of the first two Leader Debates on student voting intentions and party preference. The impact has been quite radical. Student support for the Liberal Democrats has increased very sharply.

Parties target youth

Publisher: The Times
Publication date: April 19 2010
Title: Parties target youth as student vote swings to Lib Dems

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Students are currently being wooed by the main political parties. Surveys carried out by Opinionpanel Research to be published this week, will show that Labour edged ahead again earlier this year. The results were covered in an article on The Times which starts: First-time voters were thrust to the heart of the election campaign yesterday amid signs of extraordinary volatility among younger members of the electorate. Nick Clegg, the Liberal … Continue reading

Where has all the passion gone

Publisher: Times Higher
Publication date: June 26 2008
Title: Where has all the passion gone?


Coverage of a report by Paul Whiteley, professor of government at the University of Essex, on Opinionpanel’s student voting poll.

Lib Dems eclipse Labour on campus

Publisher: Times Higher
Publication date: April 29 2005
Title: Lib Dems eclipse Labour on campus


Labour’s electoral dominance on Britain’s campuses will come to an end on May 5 amid a surge of support among academics and students for the Liberal Democrats…