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Welcome to the British Politics and Policy blog

BPP is a multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Our central aim is to increase the public understanding of British politics and policy by providing accessible academic commentary and research. We have no editorial “line” beyond a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.

Managing Editor

Beatrice White Kirkmali 

Beatrice has been managing editor of the blog since December 2022. She previously worked as the deputy editor of the Green European Journal. Prior to that she had worked as an assistant in the House of Lords and as a copy-editor for an English-language newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey. Email:

Our Advisory Board

The Advisory Board sets the editorial priorities of the blog, advises on content issues, and reviews performance annually.


Tony Travers


Tony is Professor in Practice in the Department of Government and Director of LSE London


Patrick Dunleavy

Patrick is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at LSE, where he has worked since 1979. He has published numerous books and over 50 journal articles on political science theory, British politics and urban politics.



Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey

Cheryl is Professor and Head of the Department of Government at LSE.



Sara Hobolt

Sara is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government and the European Institute at LSE.



Jonathan Hopkin

Jonathan is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at LSE.



Lea Ypi

Lea is Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science.



Neil Lee

Neil is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.



Anne West

Anne West is Professor of Education Policy in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.

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