Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Professor in Practice

Department of Government

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Key Expertise
British Government and Politics, Local Government, Urban Government, London

About me

Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London. His key research interests include local and regional government, elections and public service reform. Professor Travers' knowledge is frequently sought by policy makers and he has advised a range of select committees and think tanks. He also provides expert analysis for broadcast and print media, regularly appearing on major television and radio networks.

Tony is chair of the British Government@LSE research group and regularly provides political analysis on the LSE Government YouTube channel. He has also written several books, including 'London's Boroughs at 50'.

Research interests

  • British government and politics
  • Local government
  • Urban government and politics
  • London

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV311: British Government (Convenor)
  • EU4A1/EU3A1: The Politics and Policies of 'Brexit': The UK's changing relationship with the European Union (Co-convenor)
  • PP4A1E: Cities in an Urban Age: Challenges and Opportunities (Director)

Selected publications

  • Author: London's Boroughs at 50, Biteback Publishing, 2015
  • ‘London within England: A City State?’, in Governing England, ed Michael Kenny, Iain McLean and Akash Paun, London: The British Academy, 2018
  • Co-author: London’s Mayor at 20, Biteback Publishing, 2020
  • Devolution in England’, UK in a Changing Europe, 2021
  • ‘A Labour City? The London Mayoral and Assembly Elections 2021’, The Political Quarterly, 2021-07, Vol 92 (3), pp 486-492, 2021