British Government

Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough: Can UKIP advance?

As voters go to the polls for the Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough by-election on the 5 May, Martin Rogers suggests that it the performance of The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) which is of greatest interest.

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    London 2016: What factors will decide who becomes the new Mayor?

London 2016: What factors will decide who becomes the new Mayor?

In advance of the 5 May elections for the office of London Mayor and the London Assembly, Tony Travers and Martin Rogers analyse the issues which may influence the outcome, how demographic change may affect the result and which Assembly constituencies may change hands.

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

Professor Tony Travers analyses the range of UK Elections 2016; from Local, Sub-National, Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner Elections in May, to the EU Referendum on 23 June.

Northern Ireland Elections – Moving Beyond Conflict?

In the run up to May’s Northern Ireland Assembly Elections, Matthew Whiting previews the contest and how voters’ motivations may be changing.

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    What factors will motivate voters in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections?

What factors will motivate voters in the Scottish Parliamentary Elections?

In the run up to May’s crucial Scottish Parliamentary Elections, Jim Gallagher previews the contest and what factors may motivate voters.

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    An in depth look at England’s 2016 local elections: what are the key contests?

An in depth look at England’s 2016 local elections: what are the key contests?

Following on from their overview of England’s 2016 Local Elections, Tony Travers and Martin Rogers take a closer look at the key council contests for each party.

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    England’s 2016 local elections: an indicator of the national political picture?

England’s 2016 local elections: an indicator of the national political picture?

England goes to the polls on 5 May to vote in a variety of elections. Tony Travers and Martin Rogers highlight a number of key contests to analyse how local elections can affect local services and also help to reveal the national political picture.

Introducing our ‘UK Elections 2016’ series

In the run up to May’s elections and the EU referendum in June, British Government @ LSE will be posting a series of articles on GovBlog, providing expert analysis on the various contests. Tony Travers and Martin Rogers introduce our ‘UK Elections 2016’ series.

GOV STUDENTS ASK: Hilary Benn MP about Britain & Europe

Josh Manby (BSc Government & Economics) from the LSE Undergraduate Political Review spoke to Hilary Benn MP following his ‘British Government @ LSE’ conversation on Britain and Europe at the LSE on 17 March.

HOTSEAT: Kate Alexander Shaw on Budget 2016

Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget 2016.