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News and Events

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Theresa May's aides in firing line after election woe

(Sky News)

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EVENT: UCL Post-Election Panel – British politics and what we’ve learned 
June 21, 6.00-7.30pm Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building G06, UCL

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More black and minority ethnic MPs than ever, despite slow progress (Telegraph)

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What Turned the British Election? Maybe the Youth Vote (NY Times)

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EVENT: It's All Academic Festival: After the general election: what next?
10 June 2017, 10:30 – 11:15 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London

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EVENT: LSE Election Night Party, UCL's Jennifer Hudson joins a range of speakers for an evening of lively debate at LSE 

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Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘demonising of tuition fees risks putting people off university’


The Tories wisely defer plans to fiddle with human-rights laws

(The Economist)

Social care

NHS faces staggering increase in cost of elderly care, UCL academics warn

(The Guardian)

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General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party spending plans add up on paper, but that won't translate to the real world

(City AM)

Why UCL should vote

Halima Begum, the UCLU Education and Campaigns Officer is joined by Anthony Smith, the Vice Provost for Student Education and Affairs. The Union and UCL belive it’s really important for students to get involved and vote in the upcoming General Election.


Anti-grammar schools campaign launches crowdfunding drive
Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education)

UCL Analysis

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Managing the new parliament: some challenges for Theresa May’s minority government

Constitution Unit blog

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Greater entitlement to free school meals would reduce stigma, shame ­– and hunger
Institute of Education Blog

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The 2017 election manifestos and the constitution
The Constitution Unit blog


A statistical approach to the General Election, a blog series by Gianluca Baio, UCL Department of Statistical Science

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Why a landslide victory might actually be a bad thing for Theresa May

Dr Benjamin Martill, UCL European Institute (from the Conversation)


Grammar schools: selective and not the solution

Dr Alice Sullivan, UCL Institute of Education

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Tories set to have more female MPs than Labour, according to UCL projection

and read more about this work from the UCL Constitution Unit:

Election candidates: more centralised and more representative?

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