New book and online book launch: Charting the evolution of political communication over the last four decades

Dominic Wring, Roger Mortimore and Simon Atkinson (eds.) Political Communication in Britain: Campaigning, Media & Polling in the 2019 General Election (Palgrave) ISBN 9783030814052 Online launch event 1300-1400 Monday 13th December To coincide with the second anniversary of the 2019 General Election, the Political Communication in Britain editorial team invite you to the launch event […]

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Election 2019: The Brexit Campaign? Loughborough University London, 31st January

Loughborough University Centre for Research in Communication & Culture and Ipsos MORI in conjunction with the British Polling Council present Election 2019: The Brexit Campaign? This General Election returned the first Conservative government with a large parliamentary majority for the first time in more than a generation. By contrast the campaign ended in disappointment for Labour and the Liberal Democrats […]

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How the Conservatives’ media strategy collapsed during the election campaign

There is no question that the surprising result occurred despite excoriating criticism of the main opposition party from the right-wing press. However, detailed analysis of mainstream news coverage by Loughborough University shows there were plenty of signs that the Conservative Party was losing control of the media election as the campaign unfolded.

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Corbyn, Labour, Digital Media, and the 2017 UK Election

Labour did not win the general election. But neither did the Conservatives. Parliamentary arithmetic will prevail and the Tories will form a minority government propped up by the hard-right DUP. Will there be a hard Brexit? Will austerity continue along its previous punishing trajectory? Who knows, but both seem less likely with a minority government.

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