1987 used to be a pivotal election, frequently referenced. Yet despite its relevance for 2015, it’s been forgotten. … Read the full post »
FWS Craig (1929-1989) was one of the most important collector and documenter of British electoral statistics, producing many of the standard reference works.
Craig was also both an election agent, candidate, district councillor and county councillor.
Other than all featuring in multiple places on my bookshelves at home, what brings the three of them together? … Read the full post »
Welcome to my experimental new political scorecard, capturing how each party is performing in opinion polls and council by-elections. … Read the full post »
Continuing Anthony Price’s pattern of rotating around the character through whose eyes the story is told, this time it’s back to Jack Butler. … Read the full post »
One of FWS Craig’s most used publications was British Electoral Facts, which went through five editions. It was revived in 2000 by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, who have now with Dawn Cole compiled a post-2010 election eighth edition. … Read the full post »
For decades, FWS Craig was the doyen of British electoral statistics. His reference works were widely used and often contained facts and figures that he had created from original sources. Yet today he is almost completely unknown. … Read the full post »
Wikipedia’s dominance of search results (and the increasing degree to which people equate research to putting something into Google) means it often takes some effort to… … Read the full post »
The way has been cleared for millions of out-of-print books to appear on the internet with the news that Google has come to a $125 million settlement in two copyright lawsuits. … Read the full post »