Election Campaigning Laid Bare: New research on the Nature and Impact of Election Campaigns

The Political Studies Association will shed light on truths from the General Election 2017 campaigns at a lunchtime workshop: Election Campaigning Laid Bare: New research on the Nature and Impact of Election Campaigns. This event is aimed at journalists, party officials and policy-makers, though anyone with an interest in what really went on during the 2017 General Election, would be welcome.

In the lunchtime session, chaired by the BBC's Nick Robinson, leading experts from Brunel University London, the University of Nottingham and the University of Sussex, will unpack and explain the impact of constituency campaigns, the role of party members, negative campaigning, and the electorate’s response. The academics’ presentations will be followed by an open discussion which we encourage you to participate in and share your own experiences.


Places are limited so please register your attendance and bring ID for entry to the venue.


12:00 - 12:30: Light lunch, tea and coffee served

12:30 - 13:15: 

Justin Fisher (Brunel University London) The Impact of Constituency Campaigns on the 2017 Election

Paul Webb (University of Sussex) Twice in a Row: Party Members and Campaigning in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections

Annemarie Walter (University of Nottingham) The Unintended Consequences of Negative Campaigning – The General Elections of 2015 and 2017

Cees Van Der Eijk (University of Nottingham) Citizens' Reactions to the Campaign in the General Elections of 2015 and 2017

Chair: Nick Robinson, BBC

13:15 - 14:00: Discussion open to floor