John Curtice, one of the foremost experts on UK electoral politics, spoke at the University of Birmingham last Wednesday on the effect of Brexit. He gives a summary here of his analysis, including the future for both the Conservative and Labour parties.

The 2017 election did in important ways change the traditional patterns of support for both Conservative and Labour. But in so doing, it has arguably left both parties with something of a headache about how they manage their rather disparate electoral coalitions that they have acquired.

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