“The Brexit vote showed that many British people are unhappy with the status quo. Ahead of the vote people expressed frustration at feeling left behind and seeing things getting tougher for them and their children. Many live in communities directly affected by pressure on schooling, health services and wages.

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“Our belief is that too many people feel excluded from the world that is emerging. The globalised economy has failed to bring them economic benefits while fracturing the bonds that keep their families and communities together. The project aims to build an understanding about why people voted the way they did in the referendum, drawing on the CSJ’s unique poverty fighting alliance and the analytical power of the Legatum Prosperity Index.

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“We want to allow the voices of the disenfranchised to speak, without the filter of imposed ideology. The “48:52 Project” seeks to provide a robust analysis of voting behaviour within an economic, political and cultural context. This will provide a road map for Theresa May to meet the needs and quell the fears of many Britons.”

Read: James O’Shaughnessy and Philippa Stroud: May’s 48/52 Challenge