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What Does the General Election Result Mean for Brexit?
Charlotte Burns, Anna Round, Sofia Vasilopoulou

  • Sunday 11 June 2017, 4.45PM to 6.15pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

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How did Brexit affect the outcome of the 2017 general election and what does the general election mean for Brexit? Bringing together policy experts, academics and politicians, this event will reflect upon British electoral politics and the question of Europe. It will further discuss the options available for the UK government and the EU going forward post-election. 

About the speakers

Charlotte Burns is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Politics and Policy at the University of York. She is an expert upon UK and EU environmental policy, the European parliament and EU decision-making processes. She is currently researching the impact of Brexit upon UK environmental policy. 

Anna Round researches public and economic policy, with a particular focus on the North East. Before joining IPPR North in 2015, Anna worked at several northern universities where her research interests included student funding and finance, workforce and skills issues, and equalities in education. She was an analyst at the Ministry of Justice and did research for the subject body for computing and IT in universities for several years. Previously she lectured in theoretical linguistics at London University.

Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou (PhD, LSE) is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. Her work examines political dissatisfaction with democracy and democratic institutions across Europe. Specific themes include Euroscepticism, extremism and loss of faith in traditional politics. She leads an ESRC Future Leaders Project entitled ‘Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis’. For information on the project, please visit She is the author of Far Right Parties and Euroscepticism Patterns of Opposition (ECPR Press), and the co-author of The Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the rise of the far right in Greece (Palgrave Macmillan 2015 with Daphne Halikiopoulou). She is the convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties.

The UK in a Changing Europe 

The UK in a Changing Europe promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU). It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations that stands aside from the politics surrounding the debate.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London, the Initiative will explore the key aspects of UK and EU dynamics, including:

  • Impact of EU policies: how EU policies make a difference in areas such as, the single market, financial regulation, trade, investment, growth and the free movement of people
  • Attitudes towards the EU: social and political attitudes, the nature of euroscepticism, generational differences, the media’s role
  • A Changing UK in a Changing EU: differences in public opinion in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; implications of constitutional changes in the UK and implications of British exit for different parts of the UK.


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