Countryside campaigners provided some of the most vocal opposition to Labour during its first term of office, leading to widespread anticipation that Labour would suffer a 'rural backlash' in the 200 I election. This article examinest he results of the general election in rural constituencies affected by four of the key issues emphasized by countryside campaigners - hunting, agricultural recession, foot and mouth disease and fuel prices- and discusses the impact of any protest vote on levels of Labour support. It argues that Labour avoided the large-scaleloss of its rural seats because of the relatively small number of militantrural protesterst, he dissipated nature of rural issues and a polarization of the electorate with in rural areas.
|Teitl||British Elections & Parties Review|
|Is-deitl||The 2001 Election|
|Cyhoeddwr||Taylor & Francis|
|Nifer y tudalennau||23|
|ISBN (Argraffiad)||0714653691, 9780714653693|
|Statws||Cyhoeddwyd - 06 Rhag 2012|