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  • Date and time: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 6.30pm to 8pm
  • Location: Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

York Union event

In June 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Almost three years later, the confusion and complexity surrounding Brexit remains. What has really been the impact on public attitudes towards Brexit over the last 3 years? And what does Brexit mean for Britain's electoral future?

Professor Sir John Curtice is currently Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Senior Research Fellow at NatCen Social Research. He is also the President of the British Polling Council. With a keen interest in electoral behaviour and researching political and social attitudes, Sir John has been working on elections for 38 years. He is perhaps best known however for being the guiding voice of reason on the nights of general elections.

As the BBC's chief electoral statistician he has provided the first indications of the results of Britain’s general elections for over 10 years. In the 2005 general election he predicted a majority for Labour of 66 rather than 100, in 2010 he said the Lib Dems would lose seats and in 2015 that Cameron had won. He went on to predict the exit polls at the 2017 snap election with astonishing accuracy.

Professor Sir John Curtice has also worked extensively on public attitudes towards Brexit, including commentary on shifting perceptions of Leave and Remain camps, as well as key issues such as the Irish border and single market.

Professor Sir John Curtice will be discussing this, and much more, at this free event. Come along to hear his thoughts and ask questions about one of the biggest political decisions facing Britain right now.

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop