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Dr Alan Wager is a Research Associate at the UK in a Changing Europe initiative at King's College London. Previously, Alan was By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and a researcher at the London School of Economics and the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis - concerning inter-party and operation in British politics - was completed at Queen Mary, University of London, where he taught undergraduate modules on British politics.

Research Interests

  • British party politics
  • Brexit; politics and public opinion
  • Comparative party politics


Wager, A., Keith, D., Sanderson-Nash, E. (2019) ‘Political Alliances Depend on Mutual Trust: the deviant case of the SDP-Liberal merger’ BJPIR 

Wager, A. Diamond, P. Richards, D. (2018) ‘Whatever Happened to the ‘New Politics’? The British Political Tradition, the Westminster Parliament and the Contingency of Brexit’ BJPIR 

Wager, A (2017) ‘Friends with Benefits: a temporal analysis of electoral pact negotiations in the British context’ British Politics 12:1 pp. 115-133

Wager, A. (2017) ‘Wager, A & Bale, T. (2017) ‘Liberal Democrats’ In: Liberal Parties in Europe Van Haute, E. (ed.) Abingdon: Routledge 

Bale, T & Diamond, P & Wager, A (2015) ‘Introduction’ In: British Conservative Leaders London: Biteback 

Bale, T & Wager, A (2015) ‘United Kingdom Independence Party: Insurgency or Splinter?’ In: Rechtspopulismus und Rechtsextremismus in Europa, Baden-Baden: Auflage


Britain and European Integration

Expertise and Public Engagement

Alan appears regularly on and in international media to analyse Brexit and British politics: including Sky News, BBC News, Al Jazeera, RTE, The Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the New Statesman.