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HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics

Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.

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    Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

Brexit Budget or Business as Usual? Unpicking the 2016 Autumn Statement

The 2016 Autumn Statement has provided the first substantive indication of the fiscal direction of Theresa May’s new government as Brexit negotiations loom on the horizon. Kate Alexander Shaw analyzes the key announcements and checks the political small print.

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement shows us once again that politics in 2016 is operating well outside the normal rules of the game. […]

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    Britain’s EU referendum uncovers a key group – those who feel they have nothing to lose

Britain’s EU referendum uncovers a key group – those who feel they have nothing to lose

Martin Rogers analyses the upcoming EU referendum and highlights that certain demographic groups may be pivotal to the outcome.

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    HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU Referendum

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on Local Elections, London’s New Mayor & the EU Referendum

Tony Travers discusses the implications of the Local Election results, Sadiq Khan’s victory in the London Mayoral Election and the shape of the UK’s political landscape as the EU Referendum approaches.

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum

As the EU Referendum takes centre stage following the 5 May Elections, Simon Hix discusses the key factors and possible outcomes of this ‘once in a generation’ vote on 23 June.

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    A mixed picture in the UK election results favours the Conservatives

A mixed picture in the UK election results favours the Conservatives

Martin Rogers gives his initial reaction to the UK May 2016 election results.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on May 2016 UK Election Results

On the morning after voters went to the polls across the UK, Martin Rogers speaks to Tony Travers to discuss the picture emerging from the 5 May Election results.

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    Local Elections: How does National Equivalent Vote Share help us to understand the results?

Local Elections: How does National Equivalent Vote Share help us to understand the results?

Ahead of the local elections on 5 May, Tony Travers looks at how National Equivalent Vote Share allows us to draw clearer conclusions from the results.

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    From promise to policy: what the manifestos tell us about the task facing London’s next Mayor

From promise to policy: what the manifestos tell us about the task facing London’s next Mayor

With Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith leading the polls going into the London Mayoral Elections on May, Martin Rogers and Tony Travers analyse some of the key manifesto pledges being made and what they tell us about the major issues facing the incoming Mayor of London.

Is Labour’s dominance of Welsh politics under threat?

Ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections on Thursday 5th May, Roger Scully analyses each party’s prospects.