Event: 2018 London Council Elections Preview

Friday 13 April 2018 | 09:00 – 11:00 | One Birdcage Walk, London, SW1H 9JJ

Chaired by Roger Evans, former Deputy Mayor of London, with a panel including former award winning Guardian journalist and On London publisher Dave Hill, and Alex Wilson, former Psephologist at the Conservative Party, this Nudge Factory breakfast briefing will take a look at the upcoming local elections in London.

The event will commence with a presentation looking at summary of the current political situation across London and go on to look at issues such as boundary changes, high profile cases of councillors standing down and new candidates running, how each Party is likely to perform London-wide, possible results in each Borough, and look at key manifesto commitments in possible ‘swing’ councils.

Importantly, in addition to discussing the likely election results, the panel will also analyse what any changes in political control, or intra-party factional control, might mean from a local policy perspective – from planning and regeneration to outsourcing, and from housing to the environment – in different boroughs across the capital.

There will be an extended Q&A session to allow attendees to receive answers to the issues they are most interested in. Tea, coffee, juice, breakfast rolls and an assortment of pastries will be provided at the start of the event and there will be an opportunity for networking afterwards.

Panel Chair – Roger Evans (@TheSpeakingRog)
Roger is a former Deputy Mayor of London to Boris Johnson, was the Conservative Party London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge from 2000 until stepping down in 2016, and also served as a local councillor for two decades. Roger is a consultant for Nudge Factory where he advises clients in the Local Government Practice. Outside of his work with Nudge Factory, he offers speech writing and cv writing services as well as specialist speaker coaching and mock interviews to applicants for senior public and private sector roles, MPs, councillors and political candidates.

Dave Hill (@DaveHill@OnLondon)
Dave worked as a journalist at the Guardian newspaper for over thirty years, winning awards for writing their London column from 2008 until he left the newspaper at the end of last year. He now runs the On London website, which seeks to report and explain how our extraordinary and complex capital city is changing in these momentous times. He has written extensively about politics in the capital, publishing many scoops and exclusives, often about the internal politics of the Labour Party.

Alex Wilson
Alex has a strong track record in national and local politics, providing expert polling and focus group analysis for the Conservative Party during ahead of the 2010 General Election. Since then, he worked in an agency environment for a number of years across a range of sectors including retail, residential, energy, waste management and transport. Alex set up his own agency, Psephos Consulting, in 2017, and also acts as a Consultant for Nudge Factory where he advises our clients in the Local Government Practice. He served as a councillor and Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Protection in the London Borough of Redbridge before standing down in 2014.

David Park (@ParkDavidJ)
David is the Managing Partner at Nudge Factory, heading up the Public Affairs practice and also running Nudge Knowledge. David joined Nudge Factory in 2016 after spending two years as Head of Policy & Campaigns for a national charity. He has over two decades of experience in national and local politics including as Head of Candidates for the Conservative Party, Deputy Head of Office for the Conservative Group at the London Assembly, and Head of Office to two Members of Parliament. David served as a councillor in a London borough between 1999 and 2002.

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