Battleground 2016

Friday 26 February, 2016

Panel discussion

The upcoming elections in London, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales promise to reshape the UK’s political map and have lasting repercussions for the main parties at Westminster.

Weber Shandwick invites you to join an expert panel with members drawn from each key battleground to find out what you need to know about each election – and what they in turn mean for the rest of the country.

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are always close-fought affairs but who will triumph this year? In Scotland, will the SNP be able to build on their successful 2015 General Election result and what will that mean for Scottish Labour?

How is Labour in Wales seeking to position itself post General Election and to ward off the rise of national populism in the form of Plaid Cymru? For London, the election presents the first substantial test for Jeremy Corbyn. Will Sadiq Khan be sitting in City Hall after the election, or will it be left to Zac Goldsmith to continue Boris’ Conservative legacy?

The Details

When: Wednesday 9 March, 2016 – 5.30pm arrival, 6pm start

Where: Weber Shandwick, 2, Waterhouse Square, 140, Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE. The nearest tube station is Chancery Lane on the Central line


  • Pippa Crerar, City Hall Editor at the London Evening Standard
  • Kate Devlin, The Herald Scotland
  • Ken Reid, Political Editor at Ulster Television
  • Matt Chorley, The Times
  • Welsh speaker to be confirmed

RSVP to Signe Norberg at or 020 7067 0397.