UK Political Links
UK Political links are
constantly being added and changed. To notify us of any interesting new political
or election web sites or any dead links please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Last update December 20th 2014)
- UK Polling Report
This site, from Anthony Wells of YouGov, is surely the best source of up-to-date information on UK opinion polls
but contains much, much more, including a graphical swingometer and detailed General Election constituency information.
- Political Betting
Mike Smithson's site is a fantastic source of up-to-date information and discussion, both reasoned and ferocious.
In its own words: "Britain's most read political blog."
- Electoral Calculus
Martin Baxter's enormously impressive site provides up to date forecasts using his own preferred technique
(currently a variation of what UK-Elect calls the 'proportional loss with threshold' method) and allows
website visitors to make their own instant General Election forecasts. The integration with online resources, google maps
and constituency data is outstanding.
- Elections etc.
Stephen Fisher's site concentrates on forecasting the 2015 General Election. Stephen is a highly-respected academic who has done
much research on many British election-related topics, including the way in which the support levels for the major
British parties historically change, and are likely to change, in the run-up to General Elections.
Political Forecasts, Blogs, Discussions,
Newsgroups and Message Boards
Note: for more, and more details, please see our UK Election Forecasting Theory, Techniques and Controversial Discussions page
- European Union Website Official
European Union website, contains an enormous amount of information about the
EU. Whatever you want to know about Europe, it's probably on that site!
- UK-Elect Election
Results Election data and maps on the results page of this site. As well as up
to date results and forecasts, we also
have some old pages still available from the earlier days of the web
(UK-Elect has been around for many years!) some of the oldest of which
- 1997 UK-Elect
1997 General Election Overview Maps showing various aspects of 1997
election, including winning party, percentage lead, etc.
- 1997 Marginal Seats The
100 most marginal results at the 1997 election, sorted in order of
- 1997 Labour Marginal
Seats / Conservative
Marginal Seats / Liberal
Democrat Marginal Seats Seats won by the main parties sorted in order of
- 1997 - 2001 Best Prospects
for Labour Gains / Best
Prospects for Conservative Gains / Best Prospects for Liberal Democrat
- 1992 UK-Elect
1992 General Election Overview Maps showing the1992 election result
- Pippa Norris Data
Pippa Norris's Harvard University site contains detailed British election data
- United Kingdom Election
Results David Boothroyd's site was probably the most comprehensive of them
all in its time. Contents include:
- 2001+ By-elections
since the 2001 election Full details of results and candidates
- 1997+ By-elections
since the 1997 election Full details of results and candidates
- 1997 - Summary
results of the 1997 election A quick summary in terms of votes, percentages
- 1997 - Detailed Results, such as these: London Boroughs, Welsh Boroughs, Scottish Counties, Northern Irish Boroughs
- 1994 - UK European Parliament results, e.g. 1999 European Parliamentary
Election in Scotland, by constituency
- 1983-1997 UK Parliamentary Election results, e.g. London Boroughs
- 1983- 1997 Summary of UK Parliamentary results, e.g. results for 1983, 1987, and 1992 General Elections
- The Northern Ireland Elections
Site Nicholas Whyte's site is a comprehensive guide to the Northern Ireland
- LGC Elections Centre
Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre (University of Plymouth)
- Elections and Electoral
Systems around the world from Richard Kimber's comprehensive Political Science Resources
- UK Local Government
- - Political
Composition of Councils
- - Local Authority
- Politico's Online bookstore, sells
huge variety of UK political books, CDs, videos etc.
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