General Election – What the Results Mean for People, Parties and Policies
The June 8th General election has resulted in a hung parliament, with all of the uncertainty and possibility that entails. Most of the major parties will have radically different levels of representation in the House of Commons, some of the smaller players are tipped to become power brokers, and we have seen the significant influence that younger voters can have. Clearly this election has major implications regionally, nationally and internationally. What does it all mean?
A panel of specialists will discuss the implications of the General Election Results and take questions from audience members:
Jon Egan – Jon has been active in politics for 25 years. Currently a director of Fabrik Studios, Jon has worked on high profile political campaigns and for local authority leaders including Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram. He has worked on policy formation and lobbying and is well plugged into the political scene on Merseyside. Jon is a campaigner for electoral reform and has advised key members of the Labour party at national level.
Paula Keaveney – Paula is a senior lecturer in PR and Politics at Edge Hill University. She has held elected office as a Liberal Democrat and has worked both behind the scenes and as a General Election candidate. She is a regular broadcaster and comments on politics on Radio City, Radio Lancashire and Radio Five Live.
Prof Jonathan Tonge – Jonathan is a professor of politics at Liverpool University. Regularly seen on TV, both regionally and nationally, he is an expert on a wide range of political topics. He is a co-editor of Parliamentary Affairs journal and specialises in elections, political parties and politics in Northern Ireland. He has produced an edited book on each General Election since 1997. Britain Votes 2017 will be published next year by the OUP.
Dr Ben Williams – Ben is a lecturer at Salford University. He is a former City Councillor and senior office holder in the Liverpool Labour party. His PhD research looked at Conservative social policy. Most recently he co-edited a book reappraising the work of former Prime Minister John Major.
Date: 14th June 2017
3.00pm Registration and Refreshments
Venue: Tech Hub building, Edge Hill University (Directions)