Brexit and British voters conference

The week before the UK’s 2019 general election, the British Election Study (BES) and the UK in a Changing Europe are holding a full day conference on Brexit and British voters on 4 December.

The event will assemble leading analysts and commentators, provide unique insights and impartial analysis and perspectives on the election campaign, and crucial things to look out for come election night on 12 December.

You are invited to join us to discuss these questions and many more with these speakers:

9am: Registration

9.30am: Welcome and introduction by Jane Green and Anand Menon

9.45am – 11am: Panel 1 – What you need to know to understand next week’s election

  • Professor Edward Fieldhouse, BES, University of Manchester
  • Dr Jonathan Mellon, BES, University of Manchester
  • Dr Christopher Prosser, BES, University of Manchester
  • Chair: Ranvir Singh, Political Editor of Good Morning Britain, ITV

11am – 12.30pm: Panel 2 – 6 things you didn’t know about British voters: from the BES

  • Professor Geoffrey Evans, BES, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • Ms Paula Surridge, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol
  • Professor Jane Green, BES, Nuffield College, Oxford
  • Dr Rosalind Shorrocks, Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester
  • Professor Edward Fieldhouse, British Election Study, University of Manchester
  • Dr Jonathan Mellon, British Election Study, University of Manchester
  • Chair: Naga Munchetty, Television presenter, broadcaster and journalist

1pm – 1.30pm: Panel 3 – BES plenary session: Q & A on the BES and a future election

1.30pm – 2.45pm: Panel 4 – Parties and the parties’ voters: what happens next?

  • Tim Bale, Deputy Director at the UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London
  • Chris Wilkins, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Former Director of Strategy and Managing Partner of reputation and strategy consultancy, Audley
  • Sienna Rodgers, Editor of LabourList
  • Miranda Green, Deputy Opinion Editor, Financial Times
  • Chair: Huw Edwards, News at Ten Presenter, BBC

3pm – 4pm: Panel 5 – Politics in a Volatile Age

  • Joe Twyman, Director, Deltapoll
  • Deborah Mattinson, Founding Partner, Britain Thinks
  • Anand Menon, Director at the UK in a Changing Europe and Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College London
  • Chair: James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation and the former Executive Editor – Politics for The Telegraph

This event is being run by The UK in a Changing Europe, in partnership with the British Election Study.

Date: Wednesday 4 December, 9am-5pm.

Venue: County Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 7PB

Register here.

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