Blot on the landscape: how Brighton and Hove kept the progressive dream alive.
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MORRISON, J. 2015. Blot on the landscape: how Brighton and Hove kept the progressive dream alive. In Jackson, D. and Thorsen, E. (eds.) UK election analysis 2015: media, voters and the campaign: early reflections from leading UK academics. Bournemouth: Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community [online], pages 58-59. Available from: http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2015/section-4-the-nations/blot-on-the-landscape-how-brighton-and-hove-kept-the-progressive-dream-alive/
The distinctive three-marginal nature of Brighton and Hove had made it a focus of Labour’s ‘ground-war’ in the months running up to 7 May 2015. Given the city’s status as Britain’s leading Green stronghold (until 48 hours after the general election, it boasted the party’s only council), Labour always faced a tricky tactical voting mission, as it sought to portray a Green vote as an expensive luxury in Kemptown’s tight two-horse race.