Looking Ahead: Unionism, Independence and Devolution After the Elections

14th May | 11am BST

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Looking Ahead: Unionism, Independence and Devolution After the Elections

14th May | 11am BST

Overview

The May 6 elections lived up to the ‘Super Thursday’ billing, with major upsets for the Labour Party and further in roads for the Conservative Party in northern England’s Red Wall.

In Scotland, there was no absolute majority for independence but the SNP improved on their 2016 result and Nicola Sturgeon is adamant that her party has a mandate for a second referendum. Meanwhile, Plaid Cymru’s attempt to boost the prospects of a Welsh independence referendum fell flat as Labour matched a previous best result and secured yet another term in government.

Strong individual mandates for the mayoral candidates in Manchester, the West Midlands and Tees Valley mean the prominence of the roles will continue to grow as metro mayors move on from Covid management to focus on regional growth and transformation.

Join our expert panel to hear what the results could mean for:

  • The independence movement in Scotland and hopes for a second referendum
  • Further devolution in Wales
  • The growing influence of metro mayors in England
  • The government and the Labour Party

Presenters

Presenter
Fatima Joji
North East regional candidate
Scottish National Party
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Presenter
Carwyn Jones
Former First Minster of Wales

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Presenter
Jim Murphy
Managing Director
Arden Strategies and former Scottish Secretary
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Presenter
Jonathan Webb
Senior Research Fellow
IPPR North
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Presenter
Nicole Wilkins
Publisher
Foresight News
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