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25 March 2015

Political parties in the UK Web Archive

As there’s only six weeks to go until the General Election, it might be a good time to look back on the previous elections web sphere, through the 2005 and 2010 General Election websites collected by the UK Web Archive.

Political parties’ websites currently in Parliament

The Conservative party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/101940/source/search
The Labour Party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/101311/source/search
Liberal democrats: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/102621/source/search
UKIP: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/109998/source/search
Green Party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/108088/source/search

  Conservatives

Scottish parties

Scottish National Party (SNP): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/30441472/source/search Scottish Socialist Party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/99112/source/search

Welsh parties

Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/102036/source/search

Northern Ireland parties

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/106592/source/search
Sinn Fein : http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/106020/source/search
Ulster Unionist Party (UUP): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/105944/source/search
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/107880/source/search
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/106002/source/search

  SinnFein

Other parties

Respect Party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/40632374/source/search
British National Party (BNP): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/106040/source/search
The Liberal party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/40632386/source/search
Socialist labour party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/107243/source/search

LoonyParty

English Democrats: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/29261833/source/search
The Christian party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/43810817/source/search
Health Concern (Independent Community & Health Concern): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/37617688/source/search
Monster raving loony party: http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/110017/source/search

Candidates

You can also find former candidacy websites on the UK Web Archive. This might be interesting to check if old promises have been fulfilled. Below are some examples, but you can also try any other candidate by typing his or her name in the quick search box:  http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/subject/89/page/1

David Miliband (2010) http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/49905672/source/search
Nick Clegg (2010): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/43188235/source/search
Nigel Farage (2010): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/44695591/source/search
Caroline Lucas (2010): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/44695599/source/search
David Cameron (2005): http://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20050524120000/http://www.votedavidcameron.com/index.html

  NicholasClegg

 Enjoy !

Clémence Agostini (intern at the BL Web Archiving team from ENSSIB)

 

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