The Myth and Reality of Brexit City: Sunderland and the 2016 Referendum

Rushton, Peter (2017) The Myth and Reality of Brexit City: Sunderland and the 2016 Referendum. Working Paper. University of Sunderland.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the stereotyped media image of Sunderland as ‘Brexit City’, the epitome of the crisis in working-class voting, By contrast, local voting patterns suggests that the city was typical of Labour heartlands. It is argued that factors such as education and class may have been more important, factors that were reflected nationally as well as locally in the North East. More broadly, the crisis of English, white, identity in the former industrial heartlands is conceptually and historically explored to place Sunderland in its unique local context.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Culture > History and Politics
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Depositing User: Barry Hall
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 09:18
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9234

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