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Government, Parties and Elections

Welcome to the website of the Government, Parties and Elections (GPE) research cluster hosted by the Department of Politics of the University of Liverpool. We are a group of staff members and PhD students in the Department of Politics broadly interested in political parties, elections, political behaviour, public opinion, public policy, and political institutions in the UK, comparatively, and from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Our cluster members appear frequently on TV and radio and offer their insights on social media.


The current coordinator is Dr Luca Bernardi.

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Aims & interests

Learn more about the things we study and our collective aims.

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See the events we organise and what’s coming up next.

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Find out who we are and our individual interests.

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Learn about opportunities to work or study with us.

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Gain an insight into the work our members are currently involved in.

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Discover our wide range of research outputs to find out more about our ideas.