How different are current Liberal Democrats and centrists?

Nick Barlow
6 min readSep 20, 2018

After yesterday’s post — and thanks to everyone who’s shared and commented on it, the feedback has been really useful — it occurred to me that the one thing I’d not looked at in it was where people who currently identify as Liberal Democrats or vote for the party position themselves. So I went and crunched a few more numbers from the British Election Study to see.

(For this post, I stuck to data solely from Wave 14 of the current BES, all of whom were surveyed in May 2017, in the run up to last year’s election, so a few of the…