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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: All I’m asking, is for a little Respect: assessing the performance of Britain’s most successful radical left party
Authors: Peace, Timothy
Contact Email: timothy.peace@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Respect Party
radical left
George Galloway
Salma Yaqoob
Muslim voters
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Peace T (2013) All I’m asking, is for a little Respect: assessing the performance of Britain’s most successful radical left party, Parliamentary Affairs, 66 (2), pp. 405-424.
Abstract: This article offers an overview of the genesis, development and decline of the Respect Party, a rare example of a radical left party which has achieved some degree of success in the UK. It analyses the party's electoral fortunes and the reasons for its inability to expand on its early breakthroughs in East London and Birmingham. Respect received much of its support from Muslim voters, although the mere presence of Muslims in a given area was not enough for Respect candidates to get elected. Indeed, despite criticism of the party for courting only Muslims, it did not aim to draw its support from these voters alone. Moreover, its reliance on young people and investment in local campaigning on specific political issues were often in opposition to the traditional ethnic politics which have characterised the electoral process in some areas.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22116
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsr064
Rights: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Parliamentary Affairs following peer review. The version of record Peace T (2013) All I’m asking, is for a little Respect: assessing the performance of Britain’s most successful radical left party, Parliamentary Affairs, 66 (2), pp. 405-424 is available online at: http://pa.oxfordjournals.org/content/66/2/405
Affiliation: Politics

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