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British Politics after Brexit Conference 2022

This major conference brings together some of the best academic experts on public opinion from across the UK, senior politicians and journalists to explore the key questions facing British politics – including the current strategies and prospects of the political parties, and the way in which political identities and attitudes have changed in the last half-decade. The conference coincides with the launch of our new report ‘Brexit and party politics in the UK’.

This conference provides a chance to hear and participate in 4 panel discussions, listen to 2 keynote speeches and an opportunity to network. The event is free and lunch is provided

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Centre II, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE – in-person tickets have now sold out
If you are not able to attend in person then you can watch through our live stream.

Conference Agenda


9.35am – 10.30am

  • Pippa Crerar

British Politics after Brexit: Conservatives and Labour

10.30am – 11:45am 

  • Chair: Adam Boulton, Former presenter of Sky News
  • Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Patrick Maguire, Journalist, The Times Red Box
  • Mark Harper MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Forest of Dean
  • Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Labour Member of Parliament for Sheffield Heeley

British Politics after Brexit: Beyond the two-party system

11.45am – 1.00pm 

  • Chair: Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe
  • Baroness Bennett, Green Party
  • Richard Tice, Leader of Reform UK Party
  • Dr Alan Wager, Researcher, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Kirsty Blackman MP, SNP Westminster Spokesperson for the Economy, Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North
  • Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, London School of Economics

British Politics after Brexit: The voters

1.45pm – 3.00pm 

  • Chair: Ayesha Hazarika, Presenter, Times Radio
  • Paula Surridge presenting data on recent political change in Britain, Deputy Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor, Sky News
  • Kelly Beaver, Chief Executive, Ipsos UK
  • Geoff Evans, Professor of the Sociology of Politics, Nuffield College University of Oxford

British Politics after Brexit: The end?

3.30pm – 4.45pm 

  • Chair: Huw Edwards, Presenter, BBC News at Ten
  • Richard Wyn Jones, Professor of Welsh Politics, Cardiff University
  • Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Jon Tonge, Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool
  • Ailbhe Rea, Political Correspondent, New Statesman


4.45pm – 5.30pm 

  • Sir John Curtice, Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe

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