Co-hosted with Oxford University Conservative Association and the Oxford University Liberal Democrats
The May 2015 general election looks set to be one of the most closely fought elections in the history of modern British politics. With the Tories and Labour level pegging in the polls, the SNP positioning to seize the majority of Scotland’s seats in Westminster, and the Liberal Democrats struggling to keep even half of theirs, it seems unlikely that any party will be left with a working majority. Though this makes predicting the sort of government that will emerge after the election nearly impossible, it does guarantee that the election night itself will be more exciting than ever. Will the Deputy Prime Minister loose his seat? Can Labour cling on to any of their MPs in Glasgow? Will a party that wants to see the United Kingdom dismembered become the third largest party in the Commons and thus be potential kingmakers? All once unthinkable questions, now being seriously asked, that will be answered over the course of one night. And what better way to watch the political future of our country unfold than with active and politically engaged students from a variety of Oxford’s biggest political societies? Consequently the Oxford Forum, in partnership with the Hayek Society and PPE Society, will be co-hosting a special election night event with OUCA and OULD. We have booked out the Christ Church JCR from 10pm until 8am the following morning, where we will be able to watch the results as they come in live. All are welcome and there will be no charge. Just turn up for as long as you like and watch political history unfold. Feel free to bring along alcohol either to celebrate or drown out the pain, depending on your political leanings.