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Colin Rallings
Professor of Politics;
Co-Director Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre;
Postgraduate Studies Tutor;
Module leader for MSc

 

 
Winner, Political Studies Association Communication    award 2007
Member, ESRC Research Resources Board 2000-4
Chair, ESRC Commissioning Panel for 2005 
British Election Study
Specialist adviser  to four House of Commons Select Committee enquiries 2003-6
Elections analyst, Independent Television News since 1992
Michael Thrasher
Professor of Politics; and
Co-Director Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre

 

Member of: Political Studies Association;
American Political Science Association;
Elections, Parties and Opinion Polls Group
Urban Politics Group;
Electoral Systems Research Committee (IPSA);
Advisory Panel, Standards Board for England, 2002-present.
Political Studies Association Judge for Arthur McDougall Trust Fund prize for best PhD on aspects of Party and Electoral politics,  2000-present.
Galina Borisyuk Research Fellow Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Research interests:
Electoral forecasting
Women’s representation
Support for minor parties
David Brockington

Senior Lecturer in Social Science Methods; 

Social Research Programme Coordinator;

Associate Fellow, Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre

Member of:  
American Political Science Association: Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior; Representation and Electoral Systems;  Comparative Politics; Political Methodology.
Political Studies Association (UK)
Midwest Political Science Association (US)
Pacific Northwest Political Science Association (US)
Brian Cheal Research Assistant Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Member of:
Association of Electoral Administrators
Dawn Cole Project Administrator Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre Dawn Cole 
Role:
Webmaster; production of various publications; assistance with analysis and interpretation of data; management of research centre's day to day administration.
Michael Cole Honorary Research Fellow Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Member of:
Political Studies Association
Elections, Parties and Opinion Polls Group

 

Jeremy Johns ESRC sponsored Postgraduate Student Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Research interests:
Electoral Turnout in Second Order Elections. Examining the role of salience, especially in relation to the benefits of electoral participation, in UK and European elections.
Tim Jones ESRC sponsored Postgraduate Student Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Research interests:
Developments in the way political parties conduct election campaigns, as they respond to changes in individual voter behaviour, institutional arrangements and the introduction of new technologies.
Elena Long ESRC sponsored Postgraduate Student Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Research interests:
Increases in computing power and on-line interactivity are creating more opportunities for end-users to interrogate large data sets.  The research explores innovative methods for users with varying statistical knowledge to visualise these data.
 
Mary Shears ESRC sponsored Postgraduate Student Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre
Research interests:
The gender imbalance in elected representatives in local government in England. A study of women candidates and councillors.
Luke Sloan

ESRC sponsored Postgraduate Student, LGC Elections Centre

Research interests:
The development and proliferation of minor parties in local government, their organizational structure and ability to participate effectively within competitive party systems.