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Divided by values: Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party and England's 'North-South Divide'

Beech, Matt; Hickson, Kevin

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Kevin Hickson



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Abstract

This article explores the sociocultural divide in England exposed by Brexit. The metaphors of ‘North’ and ‘South’ are used to explain this, where the former is seen as more culturally conservative and the latter as more cosmopolitan. We examine the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and show how its values have shifted away from its northern heartlands. The article uses a range of data including by-elections, local and general election results and statistics from the 2016 referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Revue Francaise de Civilisation Britannique
Print ISSN 0248-9015
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 2
Series Title Revisiting the UK’s North-South Divide: the Changing Face of the North
Institution Citation Beech, M., & Hickson, K. (in press). Divided by values: Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party and England's 'North-South Divide'. Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 24(2),
Keywords Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party, England, North-South Divide

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