General Election 2001

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of General Election 2001, contain election addresses and ephemera collected during the 2001 General election campaign and County Council elections.

Administrative / Biographical History

The general election was held in June 2001 and was won by the Labour Party with a large majority. Requests for donations were sent out to candidates of all parties throughout the country and major deposits were received from all parts of the United Kingdom. Parties represented include: Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Green Party, UK Independence Party, Socialist Alliance, Plaid Cymru, Scottish National Party and a range of parties from Northern Ireland. The collection also includes a wide range of addresses and material from smaller parties and Independent candidates.

The collection also contains ephemera from the County Council election, held at the same time, and holds material covering the major parties. The ephemera has been listed by party and entered onto the election ephemera database where material can be located by party, candidate, constituency or region.

Arrangement

Arranged in sections by party.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Donated by election candidates; also some donations from members of the public.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed catalogue available online.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Conditions Governing Use

Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.