Whichever way you lean politically, there can be no doubt that this year’s General Election, with its controversial party leaders, Trump-style campaigning and the ever-present spectre of Brexit, was one of the most fascinating in recent years. And, in the light of the result, there are set to be far-reaching implications for all of us.
On 14 June, Edge Hill University invites you to join high profile experts, from both the academic and political arenas, to discuss the General Election and what the outcome means for people, parties and policies.
Sharing their personal insights and professional opinions on events before, during and after the election will be:
Jon Egan, who 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 a key figure in Merseyside’s political scene. A campaigner for electoral reform. Jon has also advised key members of the Labour party at national level.
Paula Keaveney, 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.
Jonathan Tonge, Professor of Politics at Liverpool University. Regularly seen on TV, both regionally and nationally, he is also 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 Oxford University Press.
Dr Ben Williams, Lecturer at Salford University. 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.
General Election 2017: What it means for people, parties and policies
15:30-17:30, 14 June 2017
Tech Hub lecture theatre, Edge Hill University.
For further information please contact Natalie McRae on 01695 657184.