The Constitution Unit


Political polling and digital media

17 April 2018, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

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Committee Room 2, House of Lords, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

The House of Lords has created an ad hoc Committee to inquire into the influence of political polling and digital media on politics and democracy in the UK. They have received evidence about the impact of social media, the coverage of polling by the mainstream media, the possible regulation of pollsters. The Committee is due to report in March. Lord Lipsey, chair of the committee, will talk about the committee's findings and recommendations, with responses from Prof Will Jennings (Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton) and Martin Boon (ex-pollster at ICM Unlimited).

Confirmed speakers

Lord Lipsey, Chair of the Lords ad hoc Committee on Polling and Digital Media
Baroness Jay, Member of the Committee on Polling and Digitial Media
Will Jennings, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Southampton
Martin Boon, ex-pollster at ICM Unlimited

Chair: Jennifer Hudson, Senior Lecturer in Political Behaviour, Constitution Unit

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