Irish Election Literature

… what you maybe meant to keep…

Alliance For Workers’ Liberty “Vote to stay! Fight for a workers’ Europe!” #Brexit leaflet July 12, 2016

A leaflet from The Alliance For Workers’ Liberty urging a vote to remain in the EU in the UKs Brexit Referendum.
Many thanks to the sender.



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.



Eamon McCann for Foyle -2005 Socialist Environmental Alliance Manifesto September 15, 2010

From the 2005 Westminster Elections The Manifesto for the Socialist Environmental Alliance candidate Eamon McCann running in Foyle. Veteran Campaigner McCann polled 1,649 votes.
As the pages are too large I’ve uploaded the manifesto in PDF form HERE


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.


Peter Robinson -DUP -East Belfast 2010 UK Election May 7, 2010

From the 2010 UK Election, the standard leaflet from DUP Leader Peter Robinson. Peter Robinson sensationally lost his seat to Naomi Long of the Alliance Party.
He is here pictured with Obama, with British soldiers serving in the Middle East, in the House of Commons but most strikingly hes pictured hard hat on a building site.
If one didn’t know better you’d think he it was with a group of smiling developers.
The Picture beside it is in my view foolish also as it pictures him beside a £ sign!

In fact that page has him in the House of commons first, then with developers and then beside the pound sign. Underneath we have the arrow!
So it could be seen as…. expenses + land deals = cash



Uk Election… Lyle Cubitt -Independent Unionist -North Antrim 2010

From the 2010 UK Election in North Antrim, a leaflet from Independent Unionist Lyle Cubitt.
Lyle wants the Assembly dropped and accuses Jim Allisters TUV and the Ian Paisleys DUP of telling lies to the Northern Electorate.
He polled 606 votes.



Eddie Izzard, Ross Kemp, Liz Dawn, Jo Brand, Alex Ferguson, JK Rowling and More endorsing Labour May 3, 2010

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Another unusual one from the UK Election. This time Celebrities endorsing the Labour Party. Eddie Izzard, Alex Ferguson, JK Rowling,  Patrick Stewart, Tony Robinson, Liz Dawn and Ross Kemp are among those promoting Labour here.
We may have the odd celebrity candidate in Ireland, but I’ve never seen an Irish political party produce something with a host of famous names endorsing it.
Maybe its Irish begrudgery….. ‘Well if Bono says vote for **** , he can f*** o** if he thinks I’m listening to him’ and so on.



UK Election -Let The Bankers Pay for Their Crisis -not us! May 1, 2010

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Another from the UK election that caught my eye. It’s from Carlisle Socialist & Trade Union candidate Peter Metcalfe. It’s the image of the two bankers that tells the story.

The full leaflet is available here


UK Election…. My Grandfather worked in mines… Your family owned them! April 29, 2010

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I saw this and couldn’t resist posting it. The Labour candidate Dan Norris contrasts himself to the Tory candidate Jacob Rees-Mogg. You wouldn’t be exactly thrilled if you were the Tory candidate.

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‘Bono For Pope’ – Posters from ‘The Church of the Militant Elvis Party’ (Bus-Pass Elvis Party) April 22, 2010

Not exactly Irish but I thought some were amusing, A number of Posters from ‘The Church of the Militant Elvis Party’ also known as the ‘Bus Pass Elvis Party’ . The Website is and there are plenty more posters there.
Dave Bishop is standing for the Party in Kettering..



‘Towards Good Government’ (aka No Terrorists in Government) -TUV Election Newsletter 2010 April 16, 2010

From Jim Allisters Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) a leaflet entitled ‘Towards Good Government’ , which translates as No Terrorists in Government. The other theme ‘aren’t the DUP delighted with themselves being in Office with Sinn Fein’.
I got sent this (many thanks) and whilst its full of words it’s the pictures that tell the story.
We have Ian Paisley snr whispering into the ears of an amused Martin McGuinness. Peter Robinson laughing with Martin McGuinness.
Jeffrey Donaldson having a laugh with Gerry Kelly. Ian Paisley Junior with both Kelly and McGuinness. The best though must be Ian Paisley Junior ‘joyriding’
with ‘convicted terrorist’ Conor Murphy.
Finally we have pictures of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, Adams with Alex Maskey up against Riot Police (not unlike Unionists at Drumcree) and Martin McGuinness at an Republican Funeral.



Ian Paisley Junior Election Leaflet that the TUVs Jim Allister tried to get banned April 14, 2010

This is the Ian Paisley Junior Election Leaflet that the TUVs Jim Allister tried to ban. Many thanks to the person that forwarded it on to me.
Jim Allister took Ian Paisley Jnr to court over the attacks on Allister in the leaflet.
It appears Allister took offence at the reference to legal aid fees earned whilst serving as an MEP.
and then Paisley Junior after all the allegations writes…
I have no intention of engaging in the personal petty childish and hateful politics in which Jim Allister wants to frame this election.
Looking at this TUV Leaflet it appears the fight will be dirty.



UK Election – Ken Barlow Vs Vera Duckworth April 6, 2010

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Ken Barlow Vs Vera Duckworth
Not Irish but certainly on Irish TV screens …… anyhow thought these may be of interest.

Ken Barlows Voting Tory and Vera Duckworths voting Labour.
The gas thing is that the name of the actor who plays Ken Barlow doesn’t appear once!

Funnily enough both are saying pensioners will be better off under the party they support.

From The Wavertree Voice (a Labour Party Freesheet)



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