Professor Paul Whiteley

Professor Paul Whiteley

Total 8 Posts
  • Colchester, UK.
Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. Research interests: examining nature & significance of political participation, understanding causes & effects of public opinion on politics.

What the result of the confidence vote means for the PM and the Conservative Party.

4 min read
With 41% of his MPs voting against his leadership, how realistic are Boris Johnson’s hopes for survival?

Why Britain really can’t afford to cut civil servants right now.

5 min read
The plan to cut 91,000 civil service jobs could make service delivery impossible after decades of decline – not a winning campaign strategy in a future general election.

Boris Johnson should be very worried about what 2022 local council results mean for the next general election.

4 min read
There is a strong correlation between local election results and general election results two years later. If that pattern holds, Johnson’s parliamentary majority is at risk. The Conservatives could lose up to 122 seats in the next general election.

Boris Johnson’s bad behaviour: How declining trust in the prime minister affects trust in British democracy.

4 min read
A new survey shows a strong link between trusting the prime minister and trusting the government, Parliament and political parties.

Cost of living crisis – Historical evidence suggests voters could quickly turn against Tories.

5 min read
As household budgets come under strain, so does support for governments, as Boris Johnson should note.

Boris Johnson polling is now so bad that it makes sense for Conservative MPs to get rid of him.

5 min read
If Boris Johnson is not replaced by a new leader, backbench Conservative MPs would be well advised to start brushing up their CVs in preparation for life after Westminster.

Is the party over for Boris Johnson? This polling detail suggests it could well be.

6 min read
There is a clear route out of the Boris Johnson problem for Tory MPs – namely to remove the prime minister and hope for a recovery in the polls by electing a new leader.
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