Peak UKIP, or a political earthquake? Unpicking the European election results

From: Tuesday 27th May 2014

To: Tuesday 27th May 2014

At: 9.00 - 10.30

Location: British Future Kean House 6 Kean Street London, WC2B 4AS

Starts at 9.00am, ends 10.30am

After the election weekend spin, what do the numbers really tell us about the European election results and what they mean for British politics in the run-up to the 2015 general election?

Based on in-depth post-election number crunching and analysis, join British Future and  leading experts on British politics, UKIP and its supporters, for a breakfast briefing which will throw new light on the big political questions following the European election:

  • Have we just witnessed “Peak UKIP” or the start of something bigger?
  • How might the European election results translate into general election results in 2015?
  • How do the main parties engage with those who took up Nigel Farage’s populist offer?
  • Which parts of UKIP’s support can they talk to and what do they want to hear?
  • New data on UKIP’s support will also be presented at the briefing.

Speakers:

Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Nottingham and co-author of “Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain,” which examined almost 6,000 self-identified UKIP voters.

Tony Travers, Director of LSE London, a research centre at the London School of Economics. He is also a Visiting Professor in the LSE’s Government Department. His key research interests include local and regional government and he is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media.

Caitlin Milazzo is a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Her work focuses on political behaviour, campaigning and electoral participation. Caitlin will present new data on UKIP’s support.

Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future and author of the recent report “The rise and rise of the outsider election: what will the 2014 European election mean for British politics?”

Coffee, tea and delicious pastries provided

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to Henry Hill at British Future: henry@britishfuture.org Tel. 020 7632 9069