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Politics: UK Voting Behaviour – Who Is Going To Win The Next General Election? Why? And How Can We Tell? With Professor Toby James From University of East Anglia

17th May 2023 @ 15:35 - 16:20

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In this Politics session, Toby James, Professor of Politics & Public Policy in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at UEA, will run an interactive talk for students on UK Voting Behaviour: Who Is Going To Win The Next General Election? Why? And How Can We Tell?

It is often thought that it is the state of the economy which makes voters decide to re-elect a government or not.  But many elections have also been decided by other factors, including whether eligible voters decide to stay at home and not vote at all.

This interactive session will introduce the reasons why people vote for the party and candidate that they do; and why turnout can often be very low.


Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Toby James


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. Student groups as well as students and teachers joining individually are very welcome.

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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17th May 2023
15:35 - 16:20
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