Complete election statistics for 1892, 1896 and 1900 After each general election The Times publishes its guide to the new House of Commons. The series started in 1880 and, with a few gaps, has continued to the present day. There is a thriving second-band market in these books but the pre-1945 Times Guides are virtually impossible to find. Politico's is publishing these guides in a five volume series, each containing facsimile copies of three issues. The guides contain full election results and biographical details of the winning and losing candidates in each constituency. Together they will provide a complete record of British electoral politics from Victorian times until the end of the Second World War. These books will be a vital resource to anybody interested in political or local history. This third volume, to be published in July 2004, contains details of the 1892, 1896 and 1900 elections. Further volumes will be published at six-monthly intervals.
Peter Riddell is Associate Editor of The Times.