The Ipsos MORI politics and society podcast

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The Ipsos MORI Politics and Society podcast takes a data-driven look at the world of UK politics and beyond. Join host Keiran Pedley and expert guests as they look at the trends that shape our society in the 21st century.

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On this week’s episode of the Ipsos MORI Politics and Society podcast, Keiran Pedley and Cameron Garrett sit down to discuss the latest wave of Ipsos MORI’s Political Monitor. They ask what is behind the Conservative’s growing poll lead and examine Keir Starmer’s falling poll ratings.


On this week's podcast, Rachel Ormston, Research Director at Ipsos MORI Scotland is joined by Emily Gray, Managing Director of Ipsos MORI Scotland, and Kezia Dugdale, Director of the John Smith Centre for Public Policy, University of Glasgow.
In this episode, the group review the latest data from the upcoming Holyrood election, including:

  • Underlying issues that can influence this election, including COVID-19, independence and Brexit.
  • How far is the election campaign exacerbating or contributing to those divisions?
  • The current polls and party positions
  • The future for the Scottish Parliament and the UK

On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ruth Townend, Research Director at Ipsos MORI and Lorraine Whitmarsh, a environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport. She is Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).

In this episode, the team reviews our latest research for Earth Day including:

  • From the public, globally, there is real concern about climate change. Ipsos ask about awareness, concern and worry about climate change for a lot of our clients, and we see consistently high levels of all of these.
  • Climate change and COVID-19
  • Net Zero commitment and plans in the UK specifically
  • What is responsibility in climate action, and who, if anyone, are we responsible to?
  • Is 2021 a super year for climate change action?

In this special episode, Keiran Pedley is joined by two colleagues, Holly Day and Cameron Garrett.

  • Holly talks about the government’s improving poll ratings and what is driving them
  • Cameron talks about Keir Starmer’s poll ratings a year in as Labour leader
  • And Keiran takes us through how the public think past PMs did in office – as featured on Times Radio this week

On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Emily Gray, Managing Director, Ipsos MORI Scotland and Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics at The University of Strathclyde. In this episode, the guests discuss the unfolding important elections in Scotland and the latest Ipsos MORI Scottish Political Monitor, including:

  • Looking ahead to the Scottish elections in May, why it's important and what is the current state of events.
  • Scotland's independence - Sir John Curtice gives his opinion on what the 'baseline' level of support for independence is and the implications it could pose on the United Kingdom.
  • What is Scottish public opinion of the party leaders and issues and how this election compares with previous ones.

On this week's podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Stephen Bush, Political Editor of the New Statesman and Paula Surridge, Deputy Director of The UK in a Changing Europe and Political Sociologist at the University of Bristol. In this episode, the team review the latest data from the Ipsos MORI Political Monitor including:

  • The state of the main parties as we enter 2021,
  • The Greens being on 8 points – and whether it matters,
  • Public perceptions of the government’s handling of COVID,
  • Plus a deep dive on Labour leader Keir Starmer – how is he doing as he approaches the first anniversary of him becoming Labour leader?

On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Kully Kaur-Ballagan from Ipsos MORI to discuss how the pandemic is changing (or reinforcing) existing gender roles in our society.


On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ailsa Henderson from the University of Edinburgh and Emily Gray of Ipsos MORI Scotland to discuss this week's bombshell Ipsos MORI / STV News poll showing support for Scottish independence at a record 58%. The group discuss what has caused support for independence to increase, the arguments Scots find convincing for independence and for Scotland staying in the Union and what might happen at the Scottish parliamentary elections next year.


On this week’s podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Chris Jackson from Ipsos in the US and Ariel Edwards-Levy of the Huffington Post to take a deep-dive look at the upcoming US presidential election.


On this week's Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Katy Balls, Deputy Political Editor of The Spectator and Ben Walker, Data Journalist at the New Statesman and founder of the Britain Elects website. The team discuss the fallout from new COVID restrictions announced by the government this week – and what the public think of them as well as reaction to Keir Starmer’s first conference speech as Labour leader and how he polls versus Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


On this week's Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by former Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron, Baroness Kate Fall and Asa Bennett, Brexit Editor at the Daily Telegraph, to discuss the state the Conservative Party finds itself in under Boris Johnson and the challenge to its future in government posed by Labour leader Keir Starmer.


On the inaugural Ipsos MORI Politics & Society podcast, Keiran Pedley is joined by Ayesha Hazarika, Alastair Campbell and our Chief Executive Ben Page to discuss historic poll ratings for the new Labour leader and where the Labour Party go from here after a historic defeat in December.


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