Articles by Lawrence McKay

June 23, 2021

Symbolism and substance in the UK government’s politics of levelling up

Lawrence McKay
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is committed to a politics of ‘levelling up’ as the defining ambition of his government. Will Jennings, Lawrence McKay and Gerry Stoker argue that this may prove to be a long-lasting policy agenda, albeit one more of symbolism than substance
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Lawrence McKay
Research Fellow in Politics, University of Southampton

Lawrence is a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton on the ESRC TrustGov project, specialising in the geography of political trust.

His research tackles issues including the urban-rural divide in trust, how spatial inequalities affect trust and how place-based policies and representation can reduce distrust.

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