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Representative Audit of Britain

The key aim of the Representative Audit of Britain (RAB) project is to understand who stands for parliamentary office, their social backgrounds, experiences and attitudes.

23 July 2019

The key aim of the Representative Audit of Britain (RAB) project is to understand who stands for parliamentary office, their social backgrounds, experiences and attitudes.

We conduct a comprehensive survey of candidates from Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, UKIP, Green, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party who stood in the 2015 British general election. The RAB combines the British Representation Study and the Comparative Candidate Study, fielding both pre and post-election surveys.

The survey data are complemented by a series of face-to-face interviews with candidates. Data from the RAB can be linked with the British Election Study, the Constituency Campaigning Project and the Party Member Study to provide comprehensive analyses of the 2015 British general election.

Anonymised survey and interview data will be made available through the British Data Archive on completion of the research.

Representative Audit of Britain

Project team

      • Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck)
      • Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson (UCL)
      • Wolfgang Rudig (Strathclyde)
      • Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck)
      • Maria Sobolewska (Manchester)
      • Caitlin Milazzo (Nottingham)
      • Peter Allen (Queen Mary)
      • Sarah Childs (Bristol)

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