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Politics: Major UK Parties – Divided or United? With Dr Eitan Tzelgov From University of East Anglia

7th December 2022 @ 12:45 - 13:30

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In this Politics session, Dr Eitan Tzelgov, Associate Professor in Politics in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at University of East Anglia, will run an interactive talk for students on Major UK Parties – Divided or United?

Are UK parties divided or united? Why should we care?

In 1992, a Conservative politician declared: “We have won more elections than any party in Britain because we are the most united and the most determined party in Britain. Over the same period Labour has been the most divided and the most undisciplined partyThat is why they have lost, and lost, and lost, and lost again.” 

Was he correct to state that? 30 years later, is the situation within parties the same? Why does it matter?  Should we care? I invite you to a session where we will discuss these issues, looking at evidence from political science research and reflecting upon the implications of party divisions for the next election.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click):  Dr Eitan Tzelgov


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Politics and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions about studying Politics at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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7th December 2022
12:45 - 13:30
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