I run the OpenElections project with Caitlin Milazzo and Joshua Townsley. The website hosts an online archive of over 8,600 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 new paper in Political Studies Review if you are interested in background on the data.
Check out the new blog in LSE British Politics and Policy for an overview of the project.
Check out the new blog in UK in a Changing Europe about the rise of Brexit in election leaflets between 2010-2019.
Check out the new blog in LSE British Politics and Policy about campaign personalisation in election leaflets between 2010-2019.