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General Election 8 June 2017

The University of Bristol Special Collections has an extensive collection of election addresses (over 30,000) relating to British General Elections from 1892 to date.  There is also extensive coverage of by-elections. We also hold election addresses for European Elections 1979 to date; and the London County Council elections 1889-1913.

With the General Election having been called for Thursday 8 June 2017, we would like to appeal to people to collect what comes through their doors, and to send it to us at Special Collections.

1955 General Election flyer

1955 General Election flyer


We collect in all Westminster Constituencies (all 650 of them), and cover all political parties (both big and small).

We would welcome donations from members of the public, political parties, or the parliamentary candidates themselves.

We collect election leaflets/addresses, manifestos, and related publicity.

Please bundle up what comes through your door, and send it to us after the Election, in an envelope with a note of where you received the material, ie. 1 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ.

Our Elections appeal webpage:

Our online archive catalogue:

Have a look at DM2676 for our holdings on the 2015 General Election:

We really appreciate this, and hope that it is of interest.  By collecting you help the academic community, politicians, independent researchers, and others in the future see what was really discussed in the 2017 General Election.  Thank you.

2010 General Election flyer

2010 General Election flyer

How to get in touch:

Twitter: @BrisUniSpColl

Phone: 0117 928 8014


Address: Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TJ