Perspectives in Contemporary British Politics

Room: 
Room 0.27b, Law & Politics Building
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 27th March 09:30 - 11:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Andrew Crines (University of Liverpool)
Panel Discussant: 
  • Dr Sophia Hatzisavvidou (University of Bath)
Panel Members: 
  • Dr Andrew Denham (University of Nottingham)
  • Mr Karl Pike (Queen Mary University of London)

This panel examines a series of issues facing British Politics today. Each paper looks at a specific aspect of British party politics with a view to place it within the relevant historical context. The panel benefits from the contributory support of leading British political historians and/or scientists (Andrew Denham, Glen O’Hara, Karl Pike, and Sophia Hatzisavvidou) to shine new light upon the areas under discussion. Specifically, Andrew Denham examines the selection process of leaders of ‘third’ parties; Glen O’Hara asks ‘who are the Corbynites?’; and Karl Pike investigates the role of policy and faith in the Labour Party. Each of the papers will be responded to by our discussant, Sophia Hatzisavvidou. The panel will be Chaired by the Group co-convenor, Andrew S Crines.