NarrativeBased on his acknowledged research expertise in the areas of voting behaviour, electoral systems and survey methodology, John Curtice was widely consulted by the media before and after the 2010 UK general election to provide expert predictions on the likely outcome and to explain the results. By engaging with a variety of non-academic audiences, he informed public debate and understanding, and influenced pre-election planning by the UK Civil Service. He also contributed to the election night coverage by the three major UK broadcasters by accurately predicting the final result based on exit poll data. This informed much of the election night coverage, particularly on the BBC.
John Curtice has more recently been closely involved in election night coverage for the May 2015 UK General Election.
|Category of impact||Public understanding, information and debate|
- REF2014 impact case study
Documents & Links
So what went wrong with the electoral system? The 2010 election result and the debate about electoral reform
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter