NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS 1964-97


Key:


All - SDP/Liberal Alliance C - Conservative Coal - Coalition government L - Liberal Lab - Labour L Dem - Liberal Democrat

! - Opposition to the party mentioned () - Qualified endorsement - - No endorsement Two parties, separated by a comma - endorsement of the first, and of more seats for the second Two parties, seperated by a dash - endorsement of a coalition between the two

Newspaper   1964 1966 1970 1974(F) 1974(O)


Daily Express C C C C C Daily Mail C C C C C-L Daily Mirror Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab Daily Sketch C C C (ceased publication) Daily Telegraph C C C C C Financial Times (C) (C) ?? C C/L* Guardian Lab Lab, L Lab, L balance L Sun Lab Lab Lab C all party The Times (L) (L) C, L C, L C-L

News of the World - - Lab C all party Observer - - - - (L) People (Lab) Lab Lab Lab Lab Sunday Citizen Lab Lab (ceased publication) Sunday Express C C C C C Sunday Mirror Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab Sunday Telegraph (C) C C C C Sunday Times (C) C C C(, L) C/L* Newspaper 1979 1983 1987 1992 1997

Daily Express C C C C C Daily Mail C C C C C Daily Mirror Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab Daily Star - C C -*** Lab Daily Telegraph C C C C C Financial Times C (no paper) C Lab Lab Guardian Lab (Lab/All) Lab Lab, L Dem Lab Independent (began 1986) - - Lab, L Dem Sun C C C C Lab The Times (no paper**) C C C -**** Today (began 1986) Coal C (ceased)

Independent on Sunday (began 1991) -(!C) Lab(/L Dem*) Mail on Sunday (began 1981) C C C C News of the World C C C C Lab News on Sunday (began 1987) Lab (ceased publication) Observer Lab (Lab/All) (C/All) (Lab) Lab, L Dem People Lab !C Lab Lab Lab Sunday Express C C C C C Sunday Mirror Lab Lab Lab Lab Lab Sunday Telegraph C C C C C Sunday Times (no paper) C C C C Sunday Today (began 1986) Coal (ceased publication)

* - advocated tactical voting for whichever party closest to winning. ** - but international edition endorsed the Conservatives. *** - was strongly anti-Labour and pro-Conservative during campaign. **** - advised voters to back euro-sceptic candidates, but was slightly warmer about Labour than the Conservatives.

David Boothroyd,
UK Elections Directory at http://www.uk-p.org/Election2001/
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