Youthquake 2017! Can young voters transform the UK’s political landscape?
Mon 9 Oct 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
- British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
A surge in youth voters contributed to Labour’s shock result in the UK’s 2017 General Election. Spurred on by the party’s leader and policies - particularly those relating to education, welfare and Brexit - 18-24-year olds turned out to vote in numbers not seen since 1992. But was June a ‘one-off’? Can Labour rely on young people to keep up the momentum in the next election - whenever that may be? And is their support enough to deliver victory for Corbyn? Join our expert panel as they draw on new data and key thinking to discuss whether young voters can transform the UK’s political landscape in the coming years.
Dr Benjamin Bowman, Research Coordinator, PaCCS, University of Bath
Dr Sharon Coen, Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology, University of Salford
Dr Monica Poletti, ESRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant, QMUL
Professor Paul Whiteley FBA, Professor of Government, University of Essex
Laura Hood, Politics Editor and Assistant Editor, The Conversation
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