Committee to hear from the BBC and market research consultancies as part of inquiry into voter engagement

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Date and time: Thursday 19 June 2014 at 10.00 am

Location:  Wilson Room, Portcullis House

In the Eighth session of this inquiry, the Committee will be hearing from the BBC about their programming around elections and voter registration and also their duty to promote understanding of the UK political system, and from two market research consultancies about research they have conducted into the attitudes of non-voters towards politics and elections.

At 10.00 am:

·         Sue Inglish, Head of Political Programmes, Analysis and Research, BBC

·         Peter Knowles, Controller, BBC Parliament, BBC

At 10.30 am:

·         Fran O’Leary, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Lodestone

·         Damien Lyons Lowe, Chief Executive, Survation

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership is as follows:  Mr Graham Allen (Chair) (Nottingham North), Mr Jeremy Browne (Taunton Deane), Mr Christopher Chope (Christchurch), Tracey Crouch (Chatham and Aylesford), Mark Durkan (Foyle), Paul Flynn (Newport West),  Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East), David Morris (Morecambe and Lunesdale), Robert Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst), Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd), Mr Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight)

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