Conservatism of Unionist Parties alienating younger unionist voters, but from them, not the Union

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Period09 Aug 2017

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  • TitleQPol article -Conservatism of Unionist Parties alienating younger unionist voters, but from them, not the Union
    Degree of recognitionLocal
    Media name/outletQPol
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date09/08/2017
    DescriptionSo you’re a pro-union younger voter in Northern Ireland, with progressive views on issues like equal marriage for same sex couples and a woman’s right to choose. So how do such voters who #trustwomen and support #equalmarriage vote? Well, according to a recent study from the University of Liverpool – the 2017 Northern Ireland General Election Survey – they do not vote at all…well not for local Unionist parties…though they may be counted upon to come to reject any referendum on a United Ireland to maintain Northern Ireland’s constitutional position as an integral part of the UK.
    Producer/AuthorJohn Barry
    URLqpol.qub.ac.uk/university-liverpool-election-report-2017/
    PersonsJohn Barry

Keywords

  • Unionism
  • Democratic Unionist Party
  • UUP
  • PUP
  • Voting
  • Northern Ireland politics
  • social conservatism
  • equal marriage
  • abortion