Royal Society responds to General Election announcement

23 May 2024

Responding to the announcement of the 2024 General Election, Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society, said: 

"The next government must continue to build a research and development landscape fit for the future. To achieve this, it must offer the certainty the research and innovation sector needs by creating a long-term strategy for science. 

“There are enormous challenges, and huge opportunities ahead, from achieving net zero to adopting transformative technologies like artificial intelligence. A thriving research sector is central to realising these ambitions. We also must invest in skills, and reforming education and the visa system will be key to ensuring the UK continues to attract and develop the world-leading researchers it needs.”

Read the Royal Society's manifesto for science.