Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Professor in Practice

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 7777
Office Hours
Thursdays 16:00 - 17:00
Key Expertise
Local and National Government, Cities, Elections, Party Politics

About me

Tony Travers is a Visiting Professor in LSE Department of Government and Director of LSE London. His key research interests include local and regional government, elections and public service reform. Professor Travers' knowledge is frequently sought by policy makers and he has advised a range of select committees and think tanks. He also provides expert analysis for broadcast and print media, regularly appearing on major television and radio networks.

Tony is chair of the British Government@LSE research group and a regular guest on The HotSeat, the Department of Government's current affairs video and podcast series. He has also written several books, most recently 'London's Boroughs at 50'.

Research interests

  • Local and national government
  • Cities
  • Public services
  • Elections
  • Party politics

Video & audio


London's Boroughs at 50
(Biteback Publishing, 2015)

In London's Boroughs at 50, tony Travers examines the governing system that developed alongside the growing metropolis and, by identifying the unique path each has taken over the years, tells the fascinating story of how our remarkably diverse boroughs have not only survived, but actively shaped both the city and the lives of its inhabitants in their impressive fifty-year history.