1987 used to be a pivotal election, frequently referenced. Yet despite its relevance for 2015, it’s been forgotten. … Read the full post »
Read about the 1987 general election, won by Margaret Thatcher. That made it three general election wins in a row for her.
The failure of the Liberal/SDP Alliance to breakthrough, for the second election in a row, resulted in the merger that formed the Liberal Democrats.
Relive the 1983-1987 Parliament, as told by the national opinion polls. It started with a landslide Conservative victory at the 1983 general election (landside as measured by seats, at least). But what happened next? … Read the full post »
Tucked away behind an unassuming sliding glass door in the British Film Institute’s building on London’s Southbank is a little marvel of free education and entertainment: BFI Mediatheque. … Read the full post »
The BBC had been pressing for political broadcasts to be used during the 1950 election, but initially met hostility from politicians. The very first political broadcast, either PEB or PPB, was eventually seen on 15 October 1951. … Read the full post »