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22nd September 2014
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Sep 2014
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Event: After the Scottish referendum, what next?
Venue: Central 9, Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
Starts: 8:00am
Ends: 9:30am
 Our expert panel discusses the immediate and long-term political consequences of the Scottish independence referendum.

With John Curtice (Professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde), Sarah Boyack MSP, Kezia Dugdale MSP, Richard Howitt MEP, chaired by ERS Scotland's Willie Sullivan.

22nd September 2014
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Sep 2014
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Event: Does Labour have a southern problem?
Venue: Exchange 6-7, Manchester Central, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX
Starts: 8:00pm
Ends: 9:30pm
After the publication of the ERS's Towards One Nation report, our panel discusses Labour's electoral and political positioning in the south of England.

Panel: John Denham MP; Ben Bradshaw MP; Alison Seabeck MP, Shadow Minister for Defence; Lewis Baston; Katie Ghose, chair

23rd September 2014
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Sep 2014
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Event: What happens if there's a hung parliament?
Venue: Lancaster Suite, Midland Hotel, Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS
Starts: 7:30pm
Ends: 9:00pm
We look at what will happen if no one party wins a majority in May 2015. With Diane Abbott MP, Lisa Nandy MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Lord Maurice Glasman and Katie Ghose.

29th September 2014
29
Sep 2014
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Event: Northern Blues: how do the Tories recapture the north?
Venue: Hall 5, ICC, Broad St, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EA
Starts: 8:00am
Ends: 9:30am
Following the publication of the ERS's Northern Blues report, which makes the Conservative case for local electoral reform, our expert panel looks at the Conservative electoral and political position in the north.

With Martin Vickers MP, Tim Bale (Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University), Ryan Shorthouse (Director of Bright Blue), Anne McIntosh MP and Katie Ghose.

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