Elections/2021 UK elections
The 2021 UK elections were not a general election, but were a series of elections held across the UK:
- Council, Constabulary and Mayoral elections in England
- Welsh Parliament elections in Wales
- Scottish Parliament elections in Scotland
Work based upon Democracy Club information
User:Betamax collected and processed data from Democracy Club, a UK non-profit organisation with crowdsourced information on candidates and political parties for the elections. In particular, the Candidate Database was particularly helpful, although several other spreadsheets were also provided by members of Democracy Club.
After processing this data, the end result is as follows:
- 3904 Twitter usernames of political parties / candidates
User:Betamax is running a manual snscrape to grab the tweets (with media and outlinks).
- 4175 Facebook pages
- 318 Instagram profiles
- 89 Youtube channels (and a Dailymotion channel) used by parties / candidates
- 530 Political Party websites
- 1273 Candidate Websites
- 2503 Candidate Web pages (these have been linked to separately and include manifestos, etc... - there will likely be a large overlap between these pages and the candidate websites, but I think it is best to archive these as well).