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Robert Ford - "Understanding the rise of the education divide in British politics: structural causes and mobilising mechanisms"

General Seminar in Politics and Government - Department of Government

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Robert Ford is Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester, Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Ford has authored over 30 academic journal articles on a wide range of topics including immigration, national identity, racism and anti-racism and changing patterns of political choice. He is the author of several award winning books including Revolt on the Right; Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box; Brexitland; and The British General Election of 2019. Rob has worked with the BBC elections analysis team since 2005, covering local, devolved, European and general elections, the Scottish independence referendum and the EU referendum and helping to produce the exit polls for the last five elections.