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Tom Fleming



Tom Fleming is a Lecturer in Politics, and joined the University of York in September 2020. His research focuses on legislative and electoral politics, particularly in the UK.

Before joining York, Tom studied for a DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford. He was also a Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, from 2019 to 2020.

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Tom’s current research is focused in three main areas. First, he is researching how voters’ attitudes to political parties shape parliamentary behaviour and rules. Second, Tom is also part of the collaborative ParlRulesData project, which collects, analyses, and disseminates data on how parliamentary rules have evolved over time. Third, Tom also publishes work on recent developments in British parliamentary politics.


Full publications list

  • ‘Partisan Dealignment and Personal Vote-Seeking in Parliamentary Behaviour’, Political Studies. Forthcoming.
  • ‘Prorogation: Comparative Context and Scope for Reform’ (with Petra Schleiter), Parliamentary Affairs. Advance article.
  • ‘Parliamentary Procedure under Theresa May: Nothing Has Changed?’, Parliamentary Affairs. Advance article.
  • ‘Parliamentary Prorogation in Comparative Context’ (with Petra Schleiter), The Political Quarterly. Early View.
  • ‘Procedural Change in the UK House of Commons, 1811-2015’ (with Niels D. Goet and Radoslaw Zubek), Legislative Studies Quarterly. 2020. 45(1): 35-67.
  • ‘Partisan dealignment and committee power in five Westminster parliaments’, European Journal of Political Research. 2019. 58(2): 536-556.

Contact details

Dr Tom Fleming
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323540

Feedback and Guidance hours, Online appointments (Summer term) - Mondays 9:30-10:30 & Thursdays 11:00-12:00