ParlRulesData.org is a machine‐readable dataset of House of Commons Standing Orders between 1811 and 2015. The data currently covers the UK House of Commons (1811-2015) and the Irish Dáil (1926-2016). They chart procedural changes and are described in this article which gives insight into their creation and how they can be used by researchers.
For those seeking full-text US government documents Govinfo has now added more than 1500 Congressional Hearings since 2008. There are also selected committees from 1957 onwards. They include oversight of legislation and investigations. This tutorial explains the role of the legislative process.
A House of Commons Library briefing containing constituency level data from 1918. This can be downloaded as either an excel or CSV file. Also includes votes by party, vote share and voter turnout levels. There is a user guide to the original sources.
New website from Robert Gordon University which aims to map the struggle for the women’s vote in Scotland. It is mapping the region around Aberdeen with the location of suffragist and suffragette activity adding notes on meetings and protests. Details are given of what took place and who was involved. A really great complement to the Mapping […]
Now freely available via the UK parliament website: Erskine May’s treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament (25th edition, 2019). This blog post from the Hansard Society describes why it was important to make it open access to make parliamentary procedures more transparent to the public.
Which parties are left-wing, right-wing or Eurosceptic populist? Find out using The Populist, a Project supported by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Guardian and the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy. The list enables students to quickly identify which parties in Europe can be identified as Eurosceptic, left or right wing .It […]
A pan-European project, with independent funders such as VoxPop, which aims to engage citizens in online discussions about politics by using an algorithm to match them with someone from a different country with different viewpoints. The aim is to foster broader discussion to encourage reflection.
A new online exhibition available via Google Arts And Culture which has been curated in association with the LSE Library. It has visual images of the first women MPs with brief biographies of their achievements and challenges. It was created in connection with the Library’s current exhibition on the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which opened […]
IFS launch the Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century Deaton Review This review will involve experts from a range of disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics aiming to build a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of modern inequality. One factor why it is necessary is this staggering quote- The share […]
For historic elections data see the Elections centre University of Plymouth It provides free access to detailed handbooks of trends and results from 1991-2011 Historic election posters 1907. Take a look at some great examples of digital posters from LSE digital library of these colourful 1907 London County council elections.