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Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool

Jon Tonge is Professor of Politics at the University of Liverpool and has produced books on UK elections since 1997, including Britain Votes: The 2019 General Election, Britain Votes 2015 and Britain Votes 2010.

His research interests include the politics of Northern Ireland, British parties and elections and devolution in the UK.

Select research publications include Beyond the Youth Citizenship Commission: Young People and Politics; Comparative Peace Processes;
The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power; A coming of age: how and why the UK became the first democracy to allow votes for 18-year-olds; Northern Ireland: From the Centre to the Margins; The BBC and the Election: Boris, Brexit and Corbyn; Introduction: A Conservative Victory Like No Other?


  • 2005–present
    Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool