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 12 June 2017

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Written by Professor Catherine Needham, Professor David Dunn, Dr Matt Cole, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay. "Having sought an increased majority, the Conservatives now find themselves in a minority, though still in government, and within days of the start of Brexit negotiations. The electoral process which the British public did not seek has produced an outcome few politicians wanted. It will be another test of the difficult dialogue between the political class and their frustrated electorate."

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