Analysing the General Election results and their possible consequences on EU-UK relations

Which direction will the new goverment take Britain in? 

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11 May 2015: Analysing the General Election results and the possible consequences on EU-UK relations by Ecfr on Mixcloud


Prof Sara Hobolt, Sutherland Chair in European Institutions, LSE European Institute

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

Jacqueline Minor, Head, European Commission Representation in the UK

Peter Wilding, Director, British Influence 

Chaired by

Robin Lustig, Journalist; former Presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight

On 7 May 2015, the British general election was held. A few days after the results were announced, our panel of experts discussed what direction the new government will take Britain in and how it will approach the EU referendum in 2017.


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Prof Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the LSE European Institute. Previously, she has held posts at the University of Oxford and the University of Michigan.

Mark Leonard is co-founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of ‘The British Problem and what it means for Europe’.

Jacqueline Minor is Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK.

Peter Wilding is the founder and director of British Influence. In 20 years of working in European affairs he has practised and lectured as a solicitor in EU law, been head of media for the Conservative party in the European parliament, and European director of BskyB.

Robin Lustig is a journalist. He has presented the World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and Newshour on the BBC World Service for 23 years.