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Our Politics Expert Media Group in the news

6 May 2015

During the most uncertain election for a generation, the media has been regularly turning to University of Manchester political scientists for their analysis of this tightly fought campaign.

Jane Green, Andrew Russell, Rob Ford, Maria Sobolewska, Colin Talbot and Ed Fieldhouse have been appearing in our national newspaper and broadcast outlets ever since the campaign kicked off 3 months or so ago.

Highlights include Prof Green’s leading role in the ITV election night coverage, a series of national newspaper front pages on British Election Study findings and coverage on Newsnight, the Today Programme and the Westminster Hour

Dr Ford has been a constant presence in the media, publishing in regularly in the Daily Telegraph, national newspapers as well as appearing on national Television and Radio. He is working with the BBC’s election team on Thursday

Prof Russell continues to work extensively with BBC Radio Five Live, BBC BreakfastSky and other outlets. He was given accreditation to be in the ‘Spin Room’ for the leaders debate on 2 April and will be playing a leading role on the BBC radio Manchester’s election night coverage.

We’ve also been in high demand from the international media, and have been contacted by journalists from the Czech Republic, India, Slovakia, Poland Spain, Canada and Ireland – to mention a few.

Prof Talbot’s blog posts on the Fixed Term Parliament Act and how that will impact  on who will govern Britain after May 7 has had over 10,000 hits. His analysis has been in huge demand from journalists.

Dr Maria Sobolewska is appearing on BBC radio Five Live’s election night special. Her analysis of ethnic minority voting patterns has been widely covered in the national andinternational media including Channel Four News.

And Prof Fieldhouse has appeared on the One Show, the Economist and other broadcast outlets.

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