General Election 2017
On Thursday 8 June 2017 the UK went to the polls after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election. Here you can find comment, analysis and information from academics at the University of Sheffield.
Experts at the University of Sheffield have given their academic views on the results of the General Election 2017.
Speak. Vote. Debate. Meet. Repeat. Why the mental health of MPs is at risk
What do the manifestos say about political education?
It’s sophisticated, but can you believe YouGov’s startling election prediction?
Party canvassers don’t change people’s opinions, but they do persuade them to vote
Another year, another vote. Is democracy burning out Brits?
The triple lock is a pensions policy, not a pensioner policy
How UKIP’s election strategy is boosting Theresa May’s chances of a big majority
How George Osborne is still making his political voice heard
Why there was method in May’s manifesto madness
Fact Check: have the Conservatives always been the low-tax party?
UK political parties promise science funding boost
Manifesto check: Do Labour Party tax and spending plans add up?
Colin Hay speaks to Radio France Internationale about the UK general election
A simple guide to political polling
General election 2017: Who is the most searched-for party leader?
'Strong and stable leadership!' Could Theresa May's rhetorical carpet-bombing backfire?
Roll up! Universities embark on big push to boost student vote
In Europe’s election season, tech vies to fight fake news
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Videos & blogs
This weekend (27 and 28 May 2017) the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students from the University of Sheffield are attending the summit working as policy analysts with the University's Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS) initiative.
In their first blog post for the Global Policy Journal, they look at previous attempts to organise a global gathering of democratically elected leaders at the time of an election.
Terrible election bar charts - Why Numbers Matter, episode 8
The UK has had quite a few elections recently. This means that political parties do their best to convince you to vote for them. Sometimes they use dubious dataviz techniques, such as 'tweaking' the y-axis on a bar chart, or - even worse - getting the proportional heights of bars totally wrong. Is it on purpose? Who knows, but the Sheffield Methods Institute is here to tell you that you need to cast a cautious eye over any election bar chart you see.
What is an 'authentic nation' anyway?
The EU referendum, 'Make America Great Again' and Scottish Independence are all expressions of and discussions about national identity.
But what does 'national identity' mean, how do we understand it, and how can we be a part of a conversation that seems to be run by politicians and the press?
Responding to a recent debate with Melanie Phillips on the History Matters blog, the University of Sheffield's historians are finding out.
General Election Hustings - an event for students
Date and time: Friday 19 May 2017, 6pm
Venue: Students' Union Auditorium
With the snap general election fast approaching, students have the opportunity to hear from prospective parliamentary candidates in the Sheffield Central constituency.
- Paul Blomfield MP (Labour)
- Natalie Bennett (Green)
- Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed (Liberal Democrat)
- Dr Gordon Gregory (Conservative)
- Howard Denby (UKIP)
This event is likely to be popular and tickets, which are only available at the Students' Union Box Office and are for Sheffield Students' Union members only, are limited.
The Crick Centre studies and promotes the public understanding of politics in a manner that cultivates debate and encourages engaged citizenship around the world. It seeks to close the gap that has emerged between politicians and the public.
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The University of Sheffield's Students' Union is encouraging all students to ensure they are registered to vote wherever they will be on polling day - before the deadline of Monday 22 May 2017.
The University of Sheffield runs a voter registration scheme in partnership with Sheffield Council. When registering as a student at the University, if they do not choose to opt out, students are automatically registered to vote. Through this system 74 per cent of our eligible students have been registered to vote.