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Repository University of Bristol Library Special Collections
Level Collection
Ref No DM2676
Title General Election 2015 Election Leaflets Archive
Date 7 May 2015
Extent 23 archive boxes
Description Collection of election leaflets collected for the 2015 General Election, held on 7 May 2015.

This collection contains election addresses/leaflets from candidates from the main political parties, independents, and smaller parties, standing in many constituencies in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. There are also copies of party manifestos, and a small amount of press coverage.

As this was the first fixed term Parliament campaigning started c.January 2015, and Special Collections started working out what to do, especially as it was decided that we could not contact each of the 650 constituencies and 3971 candidates by post. Mass emailing instead took place and we also relied heavily on volunteer collectors in each constituency (by approaching alumni of the University of Bristol, press releases, articles and letters in local newspapers, and use of twitter and other social media). This work resulted in a fine collection of election material.

The Archive is arranged by Constituency, with all the addresses received housed in one envelope. Please note that although efforts were made to contact all candidates, they have not all sent us election addresses.

DM2676/1: Election leaflets
DM2676/1/1: English constituencies
DM2676/1/2: Northern Ireland constituencies
DM3676/1/3: Scottish constituencies
DM2676/1/4: Welsh Constituencies

DM2676/2: Party Manifestos

DM2676/3: Press coverage and other papers

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