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Huntingdon College: Political Science, Public Affairs and International Studies; Courses
Optional: purchase Union Jacks herePSC 321: British Politics Links.
revised 21 Apr. 2006, compiled by Jeremy Lewis .

Constitution issues:

Charter 88 constitutional reform movement
Constitution Unit. Academic research organization that produces material on constitutional change.

Scottish Politics site.
Political Parties:
Conservative Party
Labour party
Liberal Democratic Party
Scottish National party
Plaid Cymru Party
Ulster Unionist party
Democratic Unionist party
Social Democratic and Labour party (SDLP)
Sinn Fein

Organized Interests:
Confederation of British Industry
National Farmers’ Union
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Friends of the Earth

Government Offices
No. 10 Downing Street. Has a mass of material
Cabinet Office. Includes data on the civil service.
Contains links to all government departments as well as to much of local government.
Lord Chancellor’s Department
Law Commission. Makes recommendations on changes in the law.
Most useful site to access information on the European Union
Northern Ireland Office
The Scottish Executive
Web sites of the devolved assemblies
Department of the Environment’s guide to local government finance
Local Government Association

Scrutiny and Legitimation
Web site of the Houses of Parliament. Contains debates of both Houses as well as texts of bills, amendments, committee reports, and other valuable data.
Web site of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords
Texts of Acts of Parliament

Royal family:
The royal family. The site attracts a large number of "hits."
The Prince of Wales
The Constitutional Monarchy Association
Web site of Republic

European Court of Human Rights
Crown Prosecution Service

Provides links to newspapers and other media in the United Kingdom

  • Formerly PA News Centre, covers breaking news stories in the United Kingdom
  • Collection of links from class:
  • Political Compass [survey that plots your views in political space]
  • There, click also on [Iconochasm] for surprising political quotes quiz.
  • Johns Hopkins U.'s cricket primer, written especially for the baseball fan:

  • Check the current exchange rate of UK pound and US $
  • Passport application notes
  • Our House of Commons tour is again graciously hosted by Sandra Gidley, MP for Romsey, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for women and the elderly -- and the only pharmacist in the House.  In Jan. '04 she also secured us Question Time tickets and held a seminar in the committee rooms.
  • Gidley's official web pages (
  • Proxy Gidleywatch blog about Sandra Gidley
  • Gidley's own blog in response to Gidleywatch: RomseyRedHeadBlog
  • Gidley's profile at They Work for You
  • Constituency & (marginal seat) electoral record at Guardian (& see Legalize cannabis vote)
  • Liberal Democrats party website
  • Tony Wright, MP, author (Lab.- Cannock Chase). | Biogaphy | Publications. Dr. Wright, a former university lecturer, and active author, also kindly conducted a seminar with us in the committee rooms of the House of Commons in Jan. '04.
  • Tony Wright's profile at They Work For You | speech on reform of Honours system, March '06
  • Tony Wright's electoral record at the Guardian (& see Loony party vote)
  • House of Commons Constituency Locator.
  • Labour Party.
  • Liberal Democrats. | Policy index | Shadow Cabinet |
  • Conservative party | David Cameron, leader of the Opposition |
  • Matt's Cartoons on British Politics from the Daily Telegraph paper online.
  • Guardian's Freedom of Information site.

  • Guardian's Election 2005 map (slow script)