UK Elections 2016 on GovBlog

The May 2016 sub-national elections in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London and England are important both for how public services are administered, and as a reflection of current British Politics.

Throughout the weeks in the run up to the elections in May British Government @ LSE will be posting a series of articles by experts in the field which will preview and analyse each of these contests.


  • HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on the EU Referendum

  • May 13th, 2016

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.

  • Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough: Can UKIP advance?

Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough: Can UKIP advance?

  • April 26th, 2016

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.

  • HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

HOTSEAT: Tony Travers on UK Elections 2016

  • April 14th, 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.

  • Introducing our ‘UK Elections 2016’ series

Introducing our ‘UK Elections 2016’ series

  • March 22nd, 2016

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.

  • HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on Britain, Europe & the EU Referendum

HOTSEAT: Simon Hix on Britain, Europe & the EU Referendum

  • February 24th, 2016

Following the announcement of the UK’s EU Referendum, Professor Simon Hix discusses the relationship between Britain and Europe, and the potential outcomes and implications of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016.