The Real X-Factor: voting past, present and future

With Parliament Week coming up,, and the annual run of TV talent shows, on 12 November the University of Huddersfield are hosting an event about the future of voting.

In May 2015 millions of people around the country voted in a General Election. This autumn millions of votes will be cast from computers and phones around the UK for reality TV shows. Cinema goers will also see Suffragette, which tells a story of the women who demanded the right to vote.  

Once voting was something that had to be fought and died for - now it is an element of everyday life.

This event will consider how we vote, if this may change, and what such changes will mean for us. Join colleagues from Parliament and academia for an interactive event on voting – past present and future. 

The event will offer a mix of informative talks and audience led discussion 

Hear from: 

  • David Evans, Curator at Pontefract and Castleford Museum – on the Pontefract Secret ballot, the first ever time a secret ballot was used in the UK
  • David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons – on voting in Parliament
  • Dr Andrew Mycock, Senior lecturer in Politics, University of Huddersfield – on the future of voting

 Each speaker will each give a unique insight into voting and then pose a question for attendees to discuss.

 To book a place you'll need to register


Room W1/62, West Building Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Thursday 12th November, 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

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