The Constitution Unit


Political Polling and Digital Media

17 April 2018

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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, and 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 and Martin Boon. 


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

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