Academic Staff

Dr Tom Quinn

Position in departmentAcademic Offences Officer
Staff positionSenior Lecturer
Telephone01206 872505
Office hoursWednesday 12-2pm

BSc (Econ) Queen Mary, London; MSc, PhD London School of Economics

Current research

UK party leadership elections; UK party system change; plurality electoral system ('first-past-the-post') and accountability.

Research interests

UK party leadership elections; the Labour Party, including links with trade unions; party organisation and intra-party democracy; strategic positioning of British political parties; UK party system.

Teaching responsibilities

GV203-5-SP Parties and Elections

GV204-5-AU New British Politics

GV519-6/7-FY Political Parties in Britain and Europe


Electing and Ejecting Party Leaders in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012/2015); Modernising the Labour Party: Organisational Change since 1983 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); articles in Political Studies; European Journal of Political ResearchParty Politics; Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; and other journals.

Articles for The Conversation

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