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So what happened? Looking at the data behind the 2019 general election

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The Federation

2 Federation Street

Manchester

M4 4BF

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Join us as we pick apart the data and try to find out what happened in the 2019 general election.

About this Event

Partial truths, distorted facts and outright lies have helped create the tumultuous climate that exists in British politics today. The information war that took place prior to - and since - the 2016 referendum created an atmosphere in which rational judgements have been hard to make and gut instinct rose to the fore.

In the years since the referendum, experts were rubbished and facts mishandled with glee. Anyone contesting these claims were branded as promoters of "Project Fear" and part of the expert-led conspiracy that sought to undermine the public’s right to self-determination. And not much has changed.

In the wake of the 2019 General Election there will be lots of data giving us insight into what happened - from polls to voting patterns, from demographics to economic forecasts.

This is an opportunity to look deeper, analyse and share thoughts on the result.

We’ll have a couple of speakers (TBC) plus a chance to explore any relevant data and share insights. We are an open forum and anyone who has insight and analysis to share are encouraged to participate.

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Schedule:

6.00 Doors, refreshments, etc.

6.30 Event starts.

8.30 Close.

Code of conduct

Everyone is welcome at Open Data Manchester events. Please take a minute to read our code of conduct.

Refreshments

We will provide refreshments, but we recommend you might want to grab something to eat beforehand. There is a co-op supermarket just round the corner, or a number of small, local cafes and restaurants nearby.

Getting here

The Federation is located in the centre of Manchester, on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street. It’s about a minute walk from Shudehill tram and bus station, and few minutes from Victoria tram and train station.

Federation House,

Federation Street,

Manchester,

M4 4BF.

Parking

Federation has no parking itself, but there are a number of carparks in the immediate area, such as the Manchester Arndale or Printworks NCP.

Accessibility

There is one step from the pavement to the entrance to the building. The door staff will be able to bring out a ramp for you if required. The rest of the building is an accessible venue with a lift to all floors.

If you have any other requirements or questions around accessibility, please get in touch.

Contact us

If for any reason you need to contact us on the day of the event, you can call us on 0161 885 3185.

Any other questions?

Drop me an email on sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org[.]uk

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