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Will Jennings

Will Jennings is a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Southampton and a co-founder of the Centre for Towns, a think tank established in 2017. His research interests are wide-ranging in the fields of public policy and political behaviour, including the study of public opinion and polling, democratic innovations, and increasingly the geographical polarisation of British politics. He was a member of the independent inquiry instigated by the British Polling Council and Market Research Society to investigate the performance of the pre-election polls at the 2015 general election and has been involved in the organisation of citizens’ assemblies on devolution and Brexit. He is author of the books Olympic Risks (2012), Policy Agendas in British Politics (2013), The Politics of Competence (2017) and The Good Politician (2018).