The Centre conducts research in both academic and applied fields.

In 2007 Rallings and Thrasher received the Political Studies Association (PSA) Communication award ‘in recognition of their crucial work on elections over a sustained period of time’.

The Centre has provided input to House of Commons Select Committees. These include the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee in both 2010 and 2011. In 2012 Thrasher gave oral evidence before the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. You can watch the session, which took place on Monday 2nd July 2012, below.

The link on the right provides details of the Centre’s publications

Download the House of Commons Select Committee Report

Councillors on the frontline, House of Commons (2013)