What are all the Links in the Left-hand Column?
|Links are grouped together under headings. The Site Links
group includes links to all the overall index pages for the site. The Election
Links group has all the index pages for a particular election. There are also
three types of Prev/Next links. From Election Index pages you can move to the
previous or next election. For any individual district result, you can move to
the previous or next district at this election, or the previous or next
Contest for this district.
|Site Links - Home Page
|This link takes you back to the home page for the elections
|Site Links - Elections Index
|This link takes you to the Elections Index. This allows you
to navigate quickly to the home page of another election. Click
here for more on how to use the Elections Index.
|Site Links - Candidates Index
|This link takes you to the Index of Candidates Home Page.
From this page, you can quickly navigate to any district contested by a
particular candidate. Click here for more on
how to use the Candidates Index.
|Site Links - Districts Index
|This link takes you to the Districts Index. From this page
you can quickly navigate to individual results for any district. Click
here for more on how to use the Districts Index.
|Election Links - Home
|This page contains basic information on an election, such as
when the election took place, the electoral system, number of districts and
vacancies plus all relevant dates.
|Election Links - Totals
|This page provides a summary of the overall results for an
election. A link to this page appears on any page which is an election
summary, or on the results page for any district election or by-election
conducted for a particular election.
|Election Links - Turnout
|This page provides a simple set of turnout and informal
voting figures for every district contested at a general election. This page
allows you to link through to individual district results.
|Election Links - District List
|This page provides a list of all districts contested at an
election, the number of vacancies in each district (where appropriate), dates
of the election and the names of elected MPs. This page allows you to link
through to individual district results.
|Election Links - By-elections
|This link provides a list of all by-elections conducted
during the Parliament following the general election. It includes relevant
dates for the by-election, the cause of the by-election and the name of the
elected member. This page allows you to link through to individual district
|Election Links - Candidates
|This page provides a list of all candidates contesting the
general election, as well as all candidates contesting by-elections in the
life of the Parliament. This page is of particular use for 18th Century
elections conducted over several weeks, when candidates could contest several
| Election Links - Party
|Provided for all elections after the formation of
political parties (from 1887), this page lists % votes by party for each
district at the election. It is provided as a simple summary of contests.
Individual electorate results can be linked to from this page.
|Election Links - Poll Sequence
|This page is provided for any election where nominations and
polling took place over a range of days.
|This link heading appears on all Election Index pages. It
provides a cross-link through to the previous and next general elections,
avoiding the need to return to any of the overall index pages. The link to the
previous and next elections takes you to the relevant Home Page for the
|This link appears on all individual district results pages.
It allows you to select the result of the previous or next district contested
at this election, without the need to return to the summary pages for this
election. The list is in alphabetic order, though by-elections for a district
are inserted after the general election result for the district.
|This link appears on all individual district result pages. It
allows you to follow the results in an individual electorate from election to
election, without the need to return to the Districts Index. Districts are
listed in Election order, with by-election results inserted after the result
in this district at the previous general election.
|Remember to use the browsers 'back' key.
|When you use an Internet browsing tool, using the 'back'
button on the tool bar is always the quickest way to return to the page you
just linked from, and to return to the same position on that page. So for instance, if you are following through a number of
districts contested by a particular candidate, the most efficient way to
navigate is to click through from the relevant Candidate Index page to the
district result, then use the 'back' button to return to the same point in the
Candidate Index. This is much more efficient than re-using the 'Candidate Index'
link, which required you to re-search for the candidate each time.