LSE Election Night Party 2019

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE Campus

Join LSE academics and guest speakers for an evening of lively analysis and debate on the potential winners, losers, and consequences for the UK and the rest of the world.

Refreshments will be served during the course of the evening.

8.30pm Registration and Reception

9.30-9.35pm - Welcome 

Minouche Shafik, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science.

9.35-9.55pm - Panel 1: What To Expect

Chair: Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.


Patrick Dunleavy (@PJDunleavy), Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, LSE.

Joe Greenwood (@niceonecombo), Fellow, Department of Government, LSE.

Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt), Sutherland Chair of European Institutions, LSE.

9.55-10.05pm - Live coverage of Exit Poll

10.05-10.20pm - Panel 1 (cont’d): What We Now Know

10.20-10.55pm - Panel 2: British Politics

Chair: Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin), Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, LSE.


Tim Bale (@ProfTimBale), Professor of Politics, Queen Mary, University of London.

Charlie Beckett (@CharlieBeckett), Professor, Department of Media and Communications, Director of Polis and the LSE Truth, Trust & Technology Commission, LSE.

Jill Rutter (@jillongovt), Senior Research Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe.

10.55-11.20pm - Supper Break

11.20-midnight - Panel 3: Law and the Constitution

Chair: Julia Black, Strategic Director for Innovation and Professor of Law, LSE.


Jack Simson Caird (@jasimsoncaird), Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Joelle Grogan (@JoelleGrogan), Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Middlesex.

Paul Kelly (@PjThinker), Professor of Political Philosophy, LSE.

Midnight-12.35am - Panel 4: Europe and Brexit

Chair: Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics, LSE.


Sara Hagemann (@sarahagemann), Academic Director, School of Public Policy, LSE.

Simon Hix (@simonjhix), Harold Laski Professor of Political Science and Pro-Director (Research), LSE.

Simon Usherwood (@Usherwood), Professor of Politics, University of Surrey.

12.40-1.15am - Panel 5: Economy and Welfare

Chair: Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco), Dean, School of Public Policy, LSE.


Stephen Machin (@s_machin_), Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.

Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce), economist and business consultant.

1.20-1.55am - Panel 6: Foreign and Trade Policy

Chair: Michael Cox, Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations, LSE.


Swati Dhingra (@swatdhingraLSE), Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, LSE.

Toby Dodge (@ProfTobyDodge), Professor in the Department of International Relations and  Kuwait Professor and Director of the Kuwait Programme, Middle East Centre, LSE.

Adnan Khan, Professor in Practice, School of Public Policy, LSE.

1.55-2am - Final Analysis and Goodnight

Tony Travers, Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

2.20am - Carriages

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEGE19

LSE's British Politics and Policy blog (@LSEpoliticsblog) is a multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Their central aim is to increase the public understanding of British politics and policy by providing accessible academic commentary and research.

LSE Brexit (@lsebrexitvote) is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is part of the ‘LSE Programme on Brexit’, run jointly by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy. Their aim is to inform the debate on Britain’s exit from the European Union with accessible commentary and research.


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