Title of thesis
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: What are the implications of social networks in UK politics for electoral choice?
This research is about the role of networks in politics and looks specifically at how networks affect the candidate selection and election process in the Labour Party. It focuses on two networks – biraderi kinship networks and trade union networks and asks how these networks affect voter choice and, ultimately, who gets into parliament.
- Maria Sobolewska
- Rob Ford
Planned submission date
- September 2017
- Maria Sobolewska, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Eleanor Hill and Magda Borkowska (2015).Understanding electoral fraud vulnerability in Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin communities in England. A view of local political activists.
- Eleanor Hill (2015). Political parties need to take greater responsibility for Pakistani and Bangladeshi clan politicking in order to protect our democracy.
Research assistant experience
Qualitative research assistance experience carrying out a series of elite interviews with political and community activists.
- 2012 - BA Hons, First, Politics and History, University of Newcastle
- 2014 - MA Politics (Democracy and Elections Research Route), Distinction, University of Manchester.
- 2012 - University of Newcastle Politics Dissertation Prize
- 2012 - University of Newcastle Politics and History Award