For those staying up through the wee small hours, experts from the Centre will be providing analysis across the domestic and international media. Academic commentary will also be available online.
Professor Ailsa Henderson will be providing political analysis on STV through the night and Professor Nicola McEwen will be based at the Glasgow count with BskyB. On the BBC, Professors Charlie Jeffery and Michael Keating will be sharing their thoughts on BBC Scotland and Radio Scotland respectively. Naturally, Professor John Curtice will be on hand throughout the night across BBC networks. On Al Jazeera (UK), Professor Paul Cairney will be offering his thoughts on the situation in Scotland throughout the night. For those following events internationally, Dr Alistair Clark, a good friend of the Centre and a blogger on our site, will be providing analysis for the World Service, and CNN will be interviewing Dr Malcolm Harvey at around 11.30pm to gain insight into the situation in Scotland.
Unusually, we’re unlikely to know the shape of the next government by the end of the counts and our fellows and friends will be providing commentary throughout the eighth of May. Nicola McEwen and Ailsa Henderson will be on BBC Scotland TV and Radio all afternoon, Radio 5 Live will be joined by Drs Malcolm Harvey, Alan Convery and Alistair Clark for their marathon analysis from 5am to 7pm. Professors Michael Keating, Christopher Carman, Richard Wyn Jones and Roger Scully will be sharing their thoughts across the media, noticeably on the BBC and BskyB. Dan Kenealy will be taking over from Paul Cairney on Al Jazeera and Drs Bettina Petersohn, Craig McAngus and Robert Lineira will be working with the international media throughout the day.
Our friends at the Conversation will be providing academic commentary throughout the night and other online resources are available at democraticdashboard.com. Colleagues at the LSE will be running a liveblog on their General Election site and streaming a live feed of their election night event.
On the Friday, we’ll have blogs running on our site as will the LSE General Election site and the UCL Constitution Unit.