This collection of time series data, originally collected by Arthur S. Banks, provides country level, annual data on a range of social and political topics. The earliest data is from 1815. The data can be downloaded in Excel format.
The topics covered by the data include population, computer use, domestic conflict events, elections, energy, transport, industry, media, communications, military, government finance, politics, education, trade and urbanisation. Please note that the optional LINKS files are not included in our subscription. For further information go to: http://www.databanksinternational.com
It includes summary results for general elections and parliamentary by-elections; local government elections including elected mayors; elections to the European Parliament and devolved bodies; and results from referendums. Data are also provided on the social backgrounds of Members elected to the House of Commons.