From the LSE: From People’s Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote. Recorded 8th May, Rachel Holmes who is completing a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst discusses Sylvia’s role in the suffrage movement.
The Influence Industry: The Global Business of Using Your Data in Elections. Tactical tech is monitoring these issues and will be releasing the following reports over the coming months: Maintaining power: how are data and digital influence techniques used in-between elections? What are the options for monitoring and controlling digital influence in political campaigning? Money, […]
Find out what the British public said in the latest Audit of Political Engagement published by the Hansard Society. This annual report also covers levels and nature of political engagement among adults, whether they access political news online or in print and their levels of interest and trust. All surveys since 2004 can be downloaded from […]
Elections centre established by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Associate Members of Nuffield College, Oxford has a wealth of data on local election results from 1964 onwards. They include local election data handbooks with results and analysis. Those from 1964-2011 can be downloaded free of charge, more recent handbooks are for purchase only. However, tables […]
Recently Dartmouth college analysed the extent of election news manipulation in the 2016 USA presidential election. They concluded that approximately 1 in 4 Americans visited a fake news website from October 7th to November 14th, 2016. Trump supporters visited the most fake news web-sites, which were overwhelmingly pro-Trump. As a result of this continuing concern […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.
Following on from the Labour party resurgence The London office of the think tank Policy Network has recently launched State of the Left to offer free access to news and reports on centre-left parties and elections worldwide. It has a poll tracker charting progressive politics in nations worldwide and it is possible to sign up […]
BFI Player’s fascinating collection of election films from the early 20th century to the 1970s They range from the funny Clangers voting cartoon from 1974 (ask your candidate in 2017 – are you offering free soup for all!) to a 1912 film of George Lansbury in the ‘suffragette election’ and in Bolton a suffragette addresses […]
Just launched this major project funded by National Endowment for the Humanities which will provide free access to visualisations on a state level of how Americans voted for their legislators, 1787–1825. Follow the progress on their blog. It will be building on the electoral data already available from the New Nation votes project
A database from the University of Nottingham which offers insight into the political history of Europe and the government of 48 nations from (1848-2015). It is possible for users to get data on the process of political institutionalisation trends in party systems, types of political system, electoral volatility and the composition of individual governments in […]