P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:10:10   IN DRNET  ÷j|4j j jjj|4 ELECTION Fivd years ago the thought of a political party devdloping an Internet databasd for public access would have been laughed at. Bqt, during the six-week election campaign and in the months before it, the l—in parties were working behind the scenes setting up sites on phe Internet to help spread their messages As soon as the election date was set dozens of election news '—b sites sprang up offering news an— baccgpound ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 @ATHER FOR XOUR @GION Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:23:01   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— Five years ago the thought of a political party developing an Internet database for public access would have been laughed at. But, during the six-week election campaign and in the months before it, the main parties were working behind the scenes setting up sites on the Internet to help spread their messages. As soon as the election date was set dozens of election news 'jb sites sprang up offering news and background ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:20:05   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— Dozens of election news web sites sprang up on the Internet within hours of polling day being announced. Some maintained a sombre, serious view of the issues, others saw the need for a bit of fun and allowed cartoons and satire on some web space. But there was no doubt that the 1997 election was the first fought partially online — and will pave the way for future developments in online canvassing, and possibly even voting. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:12:00   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— The political parties were not the only organisations to begin Internet publishing in earnest over the election Dozens of election news sites sprang up, from established news media such as the BBC, ITN and most daily newspapers, as well as newcomers such as Microsoft News, GE 97, Election 97, and plenty of other amateur sites. These offered varying degrees of news and background information about the Election's daily twists and turns. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:14:10    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Paisley S Lab win * Pendle Lab hold Penrith C win * Perth SNP win * Peterborough Lab win * Plymouth D'prt Lab win * Plymouth Suttn Lab win * Pontefract Lab hold Pontypridd Lab hold Poole C win * Poplar Lab win * Portsmouth N Lab win * Portsmouth S LD win from C Preseli Lab win * Preston Lab win * ——————————————————————————————————9/11— Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:10:11    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Pudsey Lab win from C Putney Lab win from C Rayleigh C win * Reading E Lab win * Reading W Lab win * Redcar Lab win * Redditch Lab win * Regent's Park Lab win * Reigate C win * Renfrewshire W Lab win * Rhondda Lab hold Ribble S Lab win * Ribble Valley C win * Richmond (Yks) C win * Richmond Park LD win * ——————————————————————————————————10/11 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:32:10    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Rochdale Lab win * Rochford C win * Romford Lab win * Romsey C win * Ross & Skye LD win * Rossendale Lab win * Rother Valley Lab hold Rotherham Lab hold Roxburgh LD win * Rugby Lab win * Ruislip C win * Runnymede C win * Rushcliffe C hold Rutland C win * Ryedale C win * ——————————————————————————————————11/11 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:00:10   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— The Internet web sites of the three main parties underwent changes during the election campaign. After a shaky start, the Tory site, which for several days had no mention that an election had been announced, was redesigned and a special manifesto section added. Labour went one better, by opening a separate site devoted just to the campaign and using the latest Internet design techniques. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:01:11   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— During the build-up to the election the Labour Party opened a separate Internet web site devoted just to the campaign. It used the latest design techniques and even offered advice to school children on the best ways to hold a mock election. The Lib Dems showed they had a sense of humour, by including a Fantasy General Election game, which challenged users to make take on the role of party leaders and fight their way to victory. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 324 May 5 00:00:11   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— Almost all the smaller political parties made use of the Internet to publish their own election manifestos. Among the better known ones were those set up by the Green Party, the Natural Law party, the Monster Raving Loony Party and the Referendum Party. The Pro-Life Alliance used its Internet site to publish video pictures edited from its TV election broadcast after complaints that they were unsuitable for television. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:14:00   INTERNET  ELECTION ——————————————————————————————————————— The 1997 General Election campaign was the first fought partly online on the Internet. In five years from now, the Internet will be another channel on our television sets, and many more people will have access to it. The chances are that by then, the parties will each have a determined Internet policy statement — and a very impressive db site. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 DATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next Poll Letters News
P324 Teletext 320 May 5 00:15:00    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Norwich S Lab win * Nottingham E Lab hold Nottingham N Lab hold Nottingham S Lab hold Nuneaton Lab hold Ochil Lab win * Ogmore Lab hold Old Bexley C win * Oldham E Lab win * Oldham W Lab win * Orkney LD hold Orpington C win * Oxford E Lab win * Oxford W LD win * Paisley N Lab win * ——————————————————————————————————8/11— Next Poll Letters News