The 2017 General Election was held a year ago today. The catalogue of our collection of election addresses, leaflets, campaign literature, manifestos, press coverage, and other related materials is available online at DM2734 and can be accessed via our Webpage at: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/library/special-collections/ or through our Online Archive Catalogue at: http://oac.lib.bris.ac.uk/DServe/
Our Politics collection includes the largest and longest-established collection of election addresses and campaign literature relating to UK Parliamentary elections dating back to the 1890s, with some examples from even earlier. We also hold material from the London County Council and European elections along with campaign literature from other important national plebiscites such as the 1975 and 2016 referendums on membership of the European Union. These collections are used regularly by students, researchers, journalists, political activists, and members of the public.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the efforts of all those who responded to our appeal to send in their election leaflets from throughout the country. We would not be able to maintain such an excellent collection without your contributions.