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Committee Room 12
Tuesday 25th October 2016 (12:00-13:30)

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Why Do They Hate Us? Politicians in Fiction

About the event

Most politicians will be aware the public views them negatively. There are a number of influences on the perception of politicians, but one that is usually overlooked is how drama and fiction represents politics. Professor Steven Fielding will share the results of his research into this topic before a panel discussion with Alistair Beaton, Lord Michael Dobbs (Author of House of Cards) [invited], Matt Forde, Ayesha Hazarika, and Gloria De Piero MP on the fall of the good politician, the rise of the bad, and its consequences.


  • Alistair Beaton (Political Satirist)
  • Gloria De Piero MP (Ashfield)
  • Professor Steve Fielding (Director, The Centre for British Politics, The University of Nottingham)
  • Matt Forde (Comedian and Satirist)
  • Ayesha Hazarika (Comedian)
  • Rt. Hon. Lord Dobbs (Author of House of Cards) - invited

Supported by The University of Nottingham

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