Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Leaflet from Anne Murphy -Communist Party of Great Britain- 1994 European Elections London NW May 14, 2013


From the 1994 European Elections a leaflet from Irishwoman Anne Murphy who was running for the Communist Party of Great Britain in London North West.
Many thanks to the sender.
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“Angela Davis On Trial” Leaflet from the Angela Davis Defence Committee circa 1971 July 20, 2012

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Not Irish but something I had that I thought might be of interest. “Angela Davis On Trial” a leaflet from the London based Angela Davis Defence Committee. I presume its from 1971.
The leaflet gives a background to Davis, the offences commited and why she should be released. Davis was prominent in the Black Panthers and The Communist Party of the USA.
More info on her here

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Anti Fiscal Treaty leaflet from UKIP July 4, 2012


The Anti Fiscal Treaty leaflet from UKIP MEPS from the Fiscal Treaty Referendum campaign. The leaflet was delivered to every house in Ireland (or so they claimed).

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From 1989 a “Say No To The Poll Tax” Leaflet from the SNP May 27, 2012

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Thought this might be of interest.From 1989 a “Say No To The Poll Tax” Leaflet from the SNP.

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Leaflet from George Galloway -Respect 2012 Bradford West By-Election March 30, 2012

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Though this might be of interest a leaflet from George Galloway running for Respect in the 2012 Bradford West By-Election which he won.

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From 1985 a pamphlet from Red Wedge – “Fact Not Fiction Series” No. 1. January 12, 2012


From the mid 80s a pamphlet from Red Wedge “Fact Not Fiction Series” No. 1.
It outlines the priorities of the project which was aimed at Youth. They were training, Unemployment, Allowances, Low Pay, Gay Rights, Housing and Internationalism.
Red Wedge was a collective of artists and musicians who came together in opposition to the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher. They worked closely with the Labour Party, organising gigs and public meetings in support of their effort to defeat Thatcher in the 1987 election.
Amongst the artists involved were Billy Bragg, The Style Council, The Communards and Jerry Dammers. Others that made guest appearances included Madness, Prefab Sprout, Tom Robinson, Lloyd Cole and The Smiths.

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Happy Christmas …. December 25, 2011

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Happy Christmas ….
This is the front page of a newsletter from the UK Miners Strike I posted over on the CLR

 

“Why You should Vote YES” -1975 UK Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC December 11, 2011

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In 1975 the UK held a Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC (there was no Referendum on the UK’s entry to the EEC) . The Referendum asked
Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?

17,378,581 (67.2%) voted Yes and 8,470,073 (32.8%) voted No.
This leaflet is from the “Britain in Europe” group which was a cross party grouping.

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“Front – Line” Issue 1 – A 1984 Newsletter from the Miners Strike in the UK (Nottingham) December 4, 2011

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Not Irish I know, but thought it may be of interest. The first issue of a newsletter “Front-Line” from week 48 of the Miners Strike in the UK. It was produced by striking Nottingham miners. As 1984 closes they look forward to “Victory in 85″.
I’ve a few more of these that I’ll post in due course.

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From 1980 a postcard commemorating 21 years of Margaret Thatcher as an MP. December 1, 2011

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From 1980 a simple postcard commemorating the twenty -first anniversary of the election of Margaret Thatcher as an MP. There is a brief bio on the back.

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“Keep Britain British” -Vote No – 1975 UK Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC September 17, 2011


In 1975 the UK held a Referendum on withdrawal from the EEC (there was no Referendum on the UK’s entry to the EEC) . The Referendum asked
Do you think the UK should stay in the European Community (Common Market)?

17,378,581 (67.2%) voted Yes and 8,470,073 (32.8%) voted No.
This Leaflet is calling for a No vote and is published by former Liberal MP Air Vice Marshal Don Bennett.

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1983 Election Leaflet for Tony Blair August 29, 2011


From the 1983 UK General Election a leaflet for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who was running for the first time in Sedgefield. The Oxford graduate was then “a practising Barrister specialising in trade union and industrial law.”
Many thanks to the sender

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Referendum Broadcast from the NO to AV campaign April 14, 2011

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From the forthcoming AV Referendum in the UK a Referendum Broadcast from the NO to AV campaign.

 

A No To AV Leaflet April 7, 2011

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From the Referendum on the 5th of May in the UK on the Voting system, a leaflet urging a No vote to AV.
AV is the Alternative Vote.

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Yes to AV Leaflet

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You may be aware of the Vote on the Alternative Vote system in the UK on the 5th of May. T his is a leaflet looking for a Yes vote. There is  Nothing about it being a fairer voting system.

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from the 2009 UK European Elections – ‘NO2EU Yes to Democracy’ group flyer August 23, 2010


From the 2009 European Elections in the UK a flyer from the “NO2EU Yes to Democracy” grouping.
No2EU – Yes to Democracy is a left-wing electoral alliance which was initiated by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT). The Alliance also included The Socialist Party, The Communist Party of Britain, Solidarity , The Alliance for Green Socialism, The Liberal Party, Socialist Resistance and The Indian Workers’ Association.
The Alliance failed to win a seat.
A press release from the group.
Many thanks to the sender.

 

Some ‘Price of Petrol’ and ‘Thatcher’ cards from UK Anarchist group Class War June 15, 2010

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Not exactly Irish, but got sent these and thought they were worth posting….
Some cards from UK Anarchist group Class War.

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UK Election -The first Green MP -Caroline Lucas -Green Party -Brighton Pavillion May 8, 2010


A leaflet produced for Caroline Lucas, who became the Green Partys first Westminster MP when winning a seat in Brighton Pavillion in the 2010 UK election.

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