The latest MP Panel uncovers a representative sample of MPs about their predictions for the year ahead. MPs were asked to give their predictions in January, and results came through before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The following is what MPs predicted would happen before the end of 2020:

As we now know, many of these events have either been cancelled or postponed due to the spread of Covid-19. We will monitor the panel throughout the year to assess the effect the coronavirus has had on MPs’ views.

Populus regularly interviews over 100 MPs from across the political spectrum about a range of topics. It enables businesses in all sectors to measure what key stakeholder audiences think of major issues that confront their industry, explore the attitudes of these influential groups towards the issues that companies face, and test the effectiveness of key messages. Find out more about the MP Panel here.


Populus interviewed 100 MPs between 10th January and 21st February 2020 online or by self-completion postal questionnaire. Results were weighted in order to ensure the sample was representative of the party composition of the House of Commons.

Populus is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. For more information see