General Election 2017: Reactions

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“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.”


After a tumultuous night in British politics, University of Birmingham experts give us their view on the implications of the General Election result which saw no party gain a majority of seats in Parliament.

The calm after the political storm?

Professor Catherine Needham - Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, Health Services Management Centre

Theresa May: Architect of her own downfall

Professor David Dunn - Professor in International Politics, Department of Political Science and International Studies

The election result that no-one wanted

Dr Matt Cole - Teaching Fellow, Department of History

Understanding the politics of compromise

Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay - Reader in Economics, Department of Economics