Tor Clark joins BBC Radio Leicester panel on election night

Tor Clark, Associate Professor in Journalism in our School of Media, Communication and Sociology, will be part of the BBC Radio Leicester live election broadcast team tonight. Tor will be offering analysis of local and national election results as they come in on the eight-hour election special which starts at 10.00pm.

BBC Leicester will be reporting from all the election counts around Leicestershire and Rutland in a show anchored from the station’s St Nicholas Square studios by regular presenter Ben Jackson, with Tor as his studio guest.

This will be the fourth general election Tor has worked on for BBC Leicester. Before becoming an academic, Tor had covered the four previous elections from 1992 to 2005 as a political journalist working for regional newspapers and radio stations.

Other members of the BBC Leicester election team include its political reporter Tim Parker, and Alistair Jones, Associate Professor in Politics at De Montfort University.

Tor said: “I love covering elections – it’s the best part of being a political journalist. This is the eighth I’ve covered and the most important in terms of the impact of its outcome. So a big part of my role on the night will be offering analysis of the results as they come in and an assessment of what they mean for our future. It will be an exciting night.”

Earlier this week Tor chaired our Students’ Union's election debate in the SU building, featuring the presidents of the university’s Labour, Conservative and Liberal societies.

Listen to the BBC Leicester election night live broadcast on FM or online from 10.00pm.