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Launch of the Audit of Political Engagement 14: the 2017 report
Wed 26 April 2017, 09:00 – 10:30 BST
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- As we go into an unexpected general election how politically engaged are the British public?
- Do they feel interested in and knowledgeable about politics? Are they more satisfied with our system of governing?
- Voter turnout in the EU referendum was high. Are there any other areas where people’s political behaviour is changing?
- Beyond voter turnout, has there been a positive 'referendum effect' on public attitudes to politics and Parliament of the kind witnessed after the Scottish independence referendum in 2014?
- And in just a few weeks we will be electing 650 MP's to Parliament - but what do the British public want from our MP's, and how well do they think Parliament has carried out its core functions in recent years?
Join the authors of the Hansard Society’s 2017 Audit of Political Engagement to discuss these questions and more, as they present their findings. Additional insight will be provided by Professor Tim Bale, one of the country’s leading political scientists and a regular media commentator on politics and parties, and Alex Runswick, director of Unlock Democracy, a grassroots campaign for democratic reform and participation.
This event is free to attend. Teas, coffee and light refreshments will be served from 8:45am.
Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London
Director, Unlock Democracy
Director, Hansard Society, and co-author of the 2017 Audit report
Senior Researcher, Hansard Society, and co-author of the 2017 Audit report
Chair: Penny Young
Librarian & Director General, Information Services, House of Commons