Public Opinion and the General Election


For more info please contact the organiser, Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers
See link for special report British Attitudes to Defence & Security


09:30 Registration

10:20 Opening Remarks

Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department)
Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)

10.30 Six months to go: who and what will decide the next election?

Presentation by: Peter Kellner (President, YouGov)

Followed by debate:

Chair: Sam Coates (Deputy Political Editor, The Times)
Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department)
Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC MP (Shadow Deputy Prime Minister)
Matthew Parris (Columnist, The Times)
Chris Huhne (Columnist and Chairman, Europe of Zilkha Biomass)

11.45 Break

12.15 Does the Labour Party understand business?

Chair: Jon Snow (Presenter, Channel 4 News)
Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)
Rt. Hon. Lord Eatwell (President of Queens’ College and Emeritus Professor of Financial Policy, University of Cambridge)
Lucy P. Marcus (Founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting)
Jenni Russell (Columnist, The Times)

13.30 Lunch

14.30 Does the Conservative Party understand ordinary people?

Presentation by: Peter Kellner (President, YouGov)

Chair: Adam Boulton (Presenter, Sky News)
Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP (Conservative Member of Parliament for Havant)
Owen Jones (Columnist and author)
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Journalist and author)
Dr Pieter van Houten (Lecturer, POLIS Department)

15.45 Break

16.15 Facing hard choices: British external policy in the next Parliament

Chair: Dr Jonathan Eyal (International Director, the Royal United Services Institute)
Professor Christopher Hill (Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, POLIS)
Rt. Hon. Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE (Life Peer in the House of Lords and Chair, Liberal Democrat Election Team, 2015)
Professor Michael Clarke (Director General, the Royal United Services Institute)
Rt. Hon. Baroness Neville-Jones DCMG

17.45 Drinks Reception