Charlie Jeffery

Senior Vice Principal; Professor of Politics
University of Edinburgh
Senior Vice Principal; Professor of Politics


Charlie Jeffery was apppointed Senior Vice-Principal of the University of Edinburgh on 1 October 2014, having held a Chair of Politics at the University since 2004. He previously served as Vice-Principal for Public Policy (2012-2014), as Director of the Academy of Government (2011-2014), as Head of the School of Social and Political Science (2009-2012), and as Co-Director of the Institute of Governance (2004-2009). He previously held academic appointments at the University of Leicester and the University of Birmingham where he was appointed Professor of German Politics in 1999.



Posts by this author

May and Sturgeon

Devolving Brexit

What the Scottish Government has proposed in its proposals for a differentiated Brexit settlement may evoke howls of protest from Downing Street but is actually fairly mainstream opinion.
UK and England Flag

England Could be Forced to Remain by rUK

If the internet polls are correct, England will vote narrowly to leave the EU but be held in by, principally, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Charlie Jeffery crunches the numbers to assess the territorial implications of the EU referendum vote.
Britain's Decision book cover

#EURef - What do voters think about the EU and the referendum question? How does this vary across the UK?

Charlie Jeffery discusses the case that people in different parts of the UK now have very different views on the EU.
EU flag with question mark

Divided by Europe: the UK nations and the EU referendum

Charlie Jeffery discusses how the EU referendum has the potential to divide opinion in the UK on national lines.
Odds of various coalition arrangements

The Pork Barrel Election

As territorial parties make clear that their involvement in post-election arrangements will come with a hefty price tag, Charlie Jeffery considers this new form of 'pork barrel politics' in the UK.

A Manifesto of EVEL

Charlie Jeffery looks at the Conservatives conversion to EVEL and asks if it reflects genuine concerns about how England is governed or short-term tactical opportunism?