official publications

General Election 2015

Looking for some last minute reading on the general election, coalitions, hung parliaments and the government? Government formation post-election by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (2015) The Coalition and the constitution by Vernon Bogdanor (2011) in paper, and e-Book… Read More ›

Election Manifestos

Only 8 days to go! Not sure who to vote for? Pop up to level 7 of the library to browse the election manifestos, or read them online below. Conservative Party •       Scottish  •       National Green Party •       Scottish •      … Read More ›

How do elections work?

Want to know more about the legal side of how elections work? What constitutes an ‘election expense’, and who pays for it? What about the expense involved in candidates driving around their constituency canvassing votes? Who is responsible for the… Read More ›

Pre-election Budget 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, presented his pre-election Budget to Parliament on 18 March 2015. This is the sixth and final Budget of the current Coalition Government. In his Budget speech the Chancellor outlined how the Government plans to… Read More ›