Twitter | Search | |
Simon Hix
Political Science Prof. LSE Pro-Director for Research. FBA FRSA. chair. European politics & elections, electoral systems. COYI
15,749
Tweets
3,840
Following
25,514
Followers
Tweets
Simon Hix retweeted
Anand Menon Dec 4
Voter volatility in one photo
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 4
Replying to @patricksturg
I'm with you Pat. Looks like he lost the dressing room several weeks ago.
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
The Economist Dec 3
If Google favoured liberals, left-wing sites would appear more often than our model predicted, and right-wing ones less
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 4
Replying to @hartigj1 @notjustdad
But, from the point of view of a political scientist of electoral systems, I find it problematic. Much better to elect MPs (either with OLPR or STV) in small multi-member constituencies, within the traditional county and city boundaries. One day I’ll write up a proposal!
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 3
Replying to @hartigj1 @notjustdad
Would the 2nd tier seats be compensatory or allocated in parallel. If the later, that would be problematic, as no incentive to vote tactically would mean even fewer constituency MPs elected with a majority of votes. The outcome would also be very disproportional, like Japan
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 3
Replying to @JoeTwyman @BBCRadio4
You haven’t change Joe 😉
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Dr Kevin Cunningham Dec 2
Very little difference between Labour/Tories in relation to social grade, even income yet sizeable differences in party support relates to home ownership even within age groups, perhaps revealing the importance of wealth on vote choice.
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Joe Twyman Dec 3
Doesn't time fly? I spoke to Sir John Curtice about political polling for 'Sultans of Swing' on , including a bit on my analysis for the 1992 election. Here is what Sir John and I looked like back then, aged 38 and 14. You can listen again here:
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Matthew Goodwin Dec 3
**The betting market probability that Britain's election will deliver another hung parliament (34%) is basically the same that they had for Brexit winning (27%) and Donald Trump becoming President (30%)**
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Alexandre Afonso Dec 3
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Anand Menon Dec 3
Neither the Tories nor Labour are offering credible promises on Brexit | Comment | The Times
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 2
Replying to @hartigj1 @notjustdad
That’s how it used to work in Mexico, but they moved to 2 votes (like all other 2-tier) systems because of the cross-pressure on votes: needing to vote tactically in the constituency and sincerely in the higher-tier seats
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Noah Veltman Dec 2
Looking at different generations' size vs. share of US wealth over time
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 2
Replying to @hartigj1 @notjustdad
I disagree. I’ve never liked mixed-member systems. They create unpredictable contagion effects across the two tiers and encourage split-ticket voting. Much prefer open-list PR in low-magnitude multi-member districts, eg:
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Alan Wager Dec 2
So while Labour Leavers and Tory Remainers are important catagories, the gender politics of the next week is really important: women are nearly three times more likely to say they’re undecided - and break 50:50 Tory/Labour, while men break 60:40 Tory/Labour. (’s latest)
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
CUP Politics Dec 2
RT : British Journal of Political Science will publish its 50th volume in 2020, make sure you are alerted when new content is online by registering for alerts here:
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Alexander Clarkson Dec 1
The moment the UK imposes a US-style visa system on EU travellers, the EU states will impose US-style visa systems on UK travellers. The Tory Party is able to pitch this because of a widespread belief in the UK that consequences are for other people
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 2
This is astonishing! Cons 20% ahead of Labour amongst lower skilled classes in the UK.
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix Dec 1
Yep. Some people’s votes count more than others under our electoral system
Reply Retweet Like
Simon Hix retweeted
Steve Peers Dec 1
Revolting - note that the police are seeking information on the crime if anyone can help Senior rabbi beaten and left bleeding on ground by London teenagers shouting “Kill Jews” and “F*** Jews” via
Reply Retweet Like