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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:

Constitution:
www.charter88.org.uk
Charter 88 constitutional reform movement

www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit
Constitution Unit. Academic research organization that produces material on constitutional change.

Elections:
 http://www.alba.org.uk/
Scottish Politics site.
Political Parties:
www.conservative-party.org.uk
Conservative Party

www.labour.org.uk
Labour party

www.libdems.or.uk
Liberal Democratic Party

www.snp.org.uk
Scottish National party

www.plaid-cymru.wales.com
Plaid Cymru Party

www.uup.org
Ulster Unionist party

www.dup.org.uk
Democratic Unionist party

www.indigo.ie/sdlp
Social Democratic and Labour party (SDLP)

www.sinfein.ie/index.html
Sinn Fein
 

Organized Interests:
www.cbi.org.uk
Confederation of British Industry

www.nfu.org.uk
National Farmers’ Union

www.tuc.org.uk
Trades Union Congress (TUC)

www.foe.co.uk
Friends of the Earth

Government Offices
www.number-10.gov.uk
No. 10 Downing Street. Has a mass of material

www.cabinet-office.gov.uk
Cabinet Office. Includes data on the civil service.

www.open.gov.uk
Contains links to all government departments as well as to much of local government.

www.open.gov.uk/lcd/index.htm
Lord Chancellor’s Department

www.gnet.goc.uk/lawcomm/homepage
Law Commission. Makes recommendations on changes in the law.

www.europa.eu.it
Most useful site to access information on the European Union

www.nio.gov.uk
Northern Ireland Office

www.scotland.gov.uk
The Scottish Executive

www.scottish.parliament.uk
www.wales.org.uk
www.ni-assembly.gov.uk
Web sites of the devolved assemblies

www.local.detr.gov.uk
Department of the Environment’s guide to local government finance

www.loc.gov.uk
Local Government Association
 

Scrutiny and Legitimation
www.parliament.uk
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.

www.lords-reform.org.uk
Web site of the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords

www.hmso.gov.uk/acts.htm
Texts of Acts of Parliament
 

Royal family:
www.royal.gov.uk
The royal family. The site attracts a large number of "hits."

www.princeofwales.gov.uk
The Prince of Wales

www.monarchy.net
The Constitutional Monarchy Association

www.republic.org.uk
Web site of Republic
 

Courts:
www.dhcour.coe.fr
European Court of Human Rights

www.cps.gov.uk
Crown Prosecution Service
 

Media:
www.mediauk.com
Provides links to newspapers and other media in the United Kingdom

www.ananova.com

  • 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:

  • http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2003/21jul03/21crick.html
  • 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 (SandraGidley.org)
  • 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)