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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Political Polling - follow-up

Liaison Committee (Lords)
Political Polling - follow-up

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Start times: 9.45am (private) 10.00am (public)

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Follow-up to the recommendations of the Political Polling and Digital Technology Committee

In the review of investigative and scrutiny committees, the Liaison Committee recommended that the Committee may hold a small number of evidence sessions to follow-up a special inquiry committee's recommendations. The second follow-up session will take place on Wednesday 28 October and will cover the recommendations on political polling made by the Political Polling and Digital Technology Committee. The Liaison Committee will be joined by Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, Lord Hayward, Lord Rennard and the former Chair of the Political Polling and Digital Technology Committee, Lord Lipsey.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Political Polling - follow-up
Professor of Quantitative Social Science at the Department of Methodology at London School of Economics (LSE)
Associate Professor in Political Sociology at Oxford University
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry Political Polling - follow-up
President at British Polling Council
CEO at Market Research Society

Parliament TV: Political Polling Committee - follow-up

Possible areas of discussion include the reasons for the apparent improved accuracy of opinion polls at the 2019 election compared to 2017 and 2015, the impact of a reduction in social class based party allegiance on the accuracy of opinion polls, and how the British Polling Council is working with the media to improve the accuracy of its coverage of political polls.

It is anticipated that the Liaison Committee will publish a report on the outcome of the evidence session with a Government response to the report.


Virtual meeting