'Stay away, Theresa May': what Grenfell can teach us about UK democracy

Hosted by Democratic Audit and the Department of Government

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Clare Coatman

Professor Colin Copus

Tony Devenish

Professor Patrick Dunleavy

Lynsey Hanley


Dr Jonathan Hopkin

What does the Grenfell disaster tell us about the state of democracy in the UK?

The fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 killed 80 people and caused widespread anger about the responsibility of local government and the way housing is managed. To launch the 2017 Audit of UK Democracy, experts on social housing and local government discuss how we can do better.

Clare Coatman (@clarecoatman) is a democracy campaigner and a trustee of Democratic Audit.

Colin Copus (@ProfCopusLG) is Professor of Local Politics and Director of the Local Governance Research Unit in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, De Montfort University.

Tony Devenish (@Tony_Devenish) is the Conservative London Assembly Member for Kensington and a member of the Assembly's housing committee

Patrick Dunleavy (@PJDunleavy) is Professor of Public Policy at the LSE and a Director of Democratic Audit.

Lynsey Hanley is the author of Estates: An Intimate History and a visiting fellow in cultural studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jonathan Hopkin (@jrhopkin) is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Government at the LSE.

LSE-based Democratic Audit (@democraticaudit) blogs and reports on the state of democracy in the UK and abroad. 

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) at LSE is one of the largest political science departments in the UK. Our activities cover a comprehensive range of approaches to the study of politics.

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