General Election 2017

On 18 April 2017 the Prime Minister announced that an early General Election would be called on Thursday 8 June 2017. Here you can find all the University of Birmingham's comment, analysis and events – as well as our experts guide – on the 2017 General Election.

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Posted 18 May 2017

'Strong and Stable' versus 'for the Many not the Few'

Written by Professor David Cutts, Professor of Political Science. "If May succeeds in winning vast numbers of working class voters over it will be because of her and her alone not because of a wholehearted conversion towards the 'Conservative' brand. As such, if the worst case election scenario for Labour occurs, any talk of their long term future must bear in mind that their popularity could turn around pretty quickly if trust, credibility and competence are restored."

Posted 15 May 2017

Labour's core support schism

Fewer than half of people who voted Labour in 2010 plan to back the party in June. Written by Matthew Goodwin, Professor of political science at the University of Kent and David Cutts, Professor of political science at the University of Birmingham.

Posted 15 May 2017

Roundtable on the UK general election

The first of a series of roundtables organised by the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham. The event provides some initial reflections on issues raised in the campaign so far as well as the broader political significance of the election.