Keir Starmer's Leadership: One Year on
This special event will bring together an expert panel to discuss Keir Starmer’s first year as Leader of the Opposition in the aftermath of major elections taking place in Scotland, Wales, and other parts of the UK.
The session will commence with a presentation by Anthony Wells, Director of Political and Social Research (YouGov), who will give an insight into what the polls say about Labour’s performance over the past year and the present and future challenges facing the Labour leadership.
The panel will then address how it believes the party is progressing, if at all, under Starmer. Are voters persuaded they should return to Labour after a heavy defeat in the General Election of 2019? How well is Labour performing in the so-called ‘Red Wall’ seats in the north of England? How effective has the party been in exposing the perceived weaknesses of the Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic? And is Labour now capable of winning the battle of ideas in British politics?
Polling Presentation: Anthony Wells - Director of Political and Social Research, YouGov.
Caroline Flint - Member of Parliament for Don Valley, 1997-2019.
Eunice Goes - Professor of Politics at Richmond University, The American University in London.
Ailbhe Rea - Political Correspondent at the New Statesman and the co-host of the New Statesman podcast.
Robert Saunders - Reader in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London.
Patrick Diamond - Senior Lecturer in Public Policy in the School of Politics and International Relations and Director of the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.