I run the OpenElections project with Caitlin Milazzo and Alan Duggan. The website hosts an online archive of over 9,000 crowdsourced election leaflets from four general elections and almost every constituency in Britain. Each leaflet in the searchable archive is coded on a range of dimensions and issues. In addition to being a rich source of data for academic and non-academic audiences, our new web platform allows citizens to help us promote transparency by uploading and coding new leaflets on mentions of issues, tactical voting, and opposition attacks. This project is funded through the UKRI Public Engagement scheme (grant ref: BB/T019026/1).
Our website: https://www.openelections.co.uk
Follow us @OpenElectionsUK
Check out the paper in Politics about campaign messages at the 2019 General Election.
Check out the paper in Political Studies Review if you are interested in background on the data.
Check out the blog in LSE British Politics and Policy for an overview of the project.
Check out the blog in UK in a Changing Europe about the rise of Brexit in election leaflets between 2010-2019.
Check out the blog in LSE British Politics and Policy about campaign personalisation in election leaflets between 2010-2019.
Check out the blog in Elections in Wales about what election leaflets tell us about previous Holyrood and Senedd campaigns.