LSE Government Department HotSeat
LSE Government Department HotSeat
London School of Economics and Political Science
'The HotSeat' is the LSE Department of Government's video and podcast series which asks leading LSE experts important questions on the key issues in politics and government. To find out more visit -
Tony Travers discusses the 2018 Local Elections
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | What did the 2018 Local Elections tell us about the current landscape of British Politics? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis.
May 18, 2018
11 min
Tony Travers on Party Conference Season 2017
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | What's the point of party conferences? Professor Tony Travers gives us his analysis of the 2017 party conference season. Watch the latest episodes of #LSEHotSeat on GovBlog -
Oct 11, 2017
12 min
Tony Travers on the results of the 2017 UK General Election
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | We ask Professor Tony Travers how we ended up with a hung Parliament, the implications for the Conservatives and Labour, what it means for Brexit and how long it could be before the next General Election. Watch the latest episodes of #LSEHotSeat on GovBlog -
Jun 16, 2017
9 min
Thomas Leeper on Trump’s Inauguration & the Start of His Presidency
Contributor(s): Thomas Leeper | Thomas Leeper discusses Donald Trump's inauguration and what it tells us about the policy and approach we can expect from his presidency.
Jan 27, 2017
8 min
Tony Travers on 2016, An Eventful Year In Politics
Contributor(s): Tony Travers and Emma Rees | Professor Tony Travers discusses the key political events of 2016, an unprecedented year in politics which saw the UK vote for Brexit and Donald Trump elected US President.
Jan 5, 2017
12 min
Alexandra Cirone on Post-Truth Politics
Contributor(s): Alexandra Cirone | What is 'Post-Truth'? Alexandra Cirone discusses the latest political buzzword and what it really means for politics in 2016 and beyond.
Jan 4, 2017
11 min
Brian Klaas on the 2016 US Presidential Election and Implications of a Trump Presidency
Contributor(s): Brian Klaas | As the world continues to digest the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Brian Klaas discusses the result and what we might expect from a Donald Trump Presidency.
Nov 30, 2016
9 min
Tony Travers on the Oldham By-election
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers | The Oldham West and Royton by-election was the first electoral test of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, which came under even further scrutiny in the wake of events surrounding the parliamentary vote on Syria. Professor Tony Travers discusses Jim McMahon's victory for Labour, its implications for the party and its leader, and what the result means for UKIP.
Dec 14, 2015
8 min
Kate Alexander Shaw on the Autumn Statement 2015
Contributor(s): Kate Alexander Shaw | Since presenting his Budget in July George, Osborne has faced significant challenges to some of his spending policies, particularly the widespread opposition to his plans to cut tax credits. Kate Alexander Shaw gives her verdict on the latest proposals announced in his Autumn Statement and their political and practical implications.
Dec 7, 2015
12 min
Tony Travers on the UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London
Contributor(s): Professor Tony Travers, Martin Rogers | Tony Travers discusses UK party conference season and the state of the race to be Mayor of London. He also previews the May 2016 London Mayoral election.
Oct 9, 2015
16 min
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