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How to Win a General Election: In Conversation with Sam Freedman

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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As the General Election approaches, Birkbeck Centre for British Political Life examines how elections are won and lost. This seminar series asks not just who will step into Downing Street but why and how will they make it there? What tactics and strategies drive the leaders and parties, amid more volatile electorates and different election battles, in different parts of the UK? And, after Brexit, covid and unending political turbulence, will 2024 be a ‘watershed year’ and a turning point in British politics?


Sam Freedman is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government. From 2010-2013 he was a Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary of State at the UK Department for Education. After that he worked at the UK’s largest teacher training charity, Teach First, ending up as the Executive Director in charge of recruitment and teacher training. In 2018 he became CEO of Education Partnerships Group – an international charity providing policy support to Governments in sub-Saharan Africa. He now spends most of his time doing political commentary for various outlets. He also has a podcast and is writing a book. You can follow him on twitter @samfr.

The event is in MAL152/153 and will be streamed

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