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General Election 2024: Manifestos Under The Microscope

The Exchange, Strand Campus, London


On July 4, Britain goes to the polls to decide its next government in the 2024 General Election. Beyond the noise of debates, media attacks and stunts, what are the parties actually proposing to do with power?

In this event on 25 June polling expert Sophie Stowers (King's Policy Institute) will moderate an expert discussion on the proposed policies in their published manifestos. The panel will seek to answer whether what the parties are proposing is feasible, affordable, or evidence-based. The event will cut through some of the noise of the campaign to provide insights into key policy areas including security, the environment, immigration and the economy.

The format

  • A panel of experts from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy will analyse and unpack the party manifesto commitments in their area of expertise 
  • Policy pledges from the Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and Reform UK will be discussed
  • In an interactive format, the audience will participate in the discussion and be asked to vote on their preferred policies

Full panel to be confirmed soon.

King's staff, students, and members of the public are all welcome to attend. There will be a bar open for drinks during the interval and after the event.


5.30pm - Doors & bar open
6.00pm - Welcome and opening remarks
6.10pm - Manifesto discussion part one
7.00pm - Interval
7.20pm - Manifestos discussion part two
8.00pm- Refreshments
8.30pm - Event close

This event is part of ‘Poll to Poll’, a King’s College London initiative to document a unique year of democracy, with 1.5 billion people globally casting a vote in elections.

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