Articles by Stuart Wilks-Heeg

June 17, 2021

How exit polls and their projections have changed television election nights in the UK

Stuart Wilks-Heeg
BBC general election night programmes since the 1950s have become increasingly frontloaded with discussion of projected results. Stuart Wilks-Heeg and Peter Andersen explain how this shift has developed in tandem with exit polling, and consider the implications for how the politics of election night unfolds
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Stuart Wilks-Heeg
Reader in Politics, University of Liverpool

Stuart’s research focuses on elections in the UK, with a particular emphasis on electoral integrity issues.

He is the co-editor of Britain Votes: The 2019 General Election, with Jonathan Tonge and Louise Thompson, published by Oxford University Press (2020).

Britain Votes: The 2019 General Election

During 2019-20, Stuart was a specialist adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

He is also a Trustee of the UK Political Studies Association.

Follow him on Twitter @StuartWilksHeeg

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