Used for the local government elections.


Vote 2001 BBC

This election was won by Labour with a solid landslide majority of 160 seats. Labour won 413 seats in total, losing only 5. Tony Blair returned as Prime Minister, and the Conservatives once again returned to opposition - despite winning the local elections held on the same day.

The BBC changed the theme tune for their coverage of the election from Rick Wakeman's "King Arthur" to a specially-composed theme was unpopular, and it reverted back to "Arthur" in 2005.


After being delayed by the foot-and-mouth outbreak, the local elections were held on 7 June 2005, like the general election itself.


BBC Local Elections 2002

From coverage of the 2002 local government elections.


Vote 2003

From coverage of the 2003 local government elections.  The above picture is from the Scottish Parliamentary elections.



From the 2004 local government elections. The same on-air identity was also used for that year's European Parliament elections coverage.



BBC Election 2005

These graphics were used from the 2005 general election coverage until the 2008 local elections (albeit with slight modifications every year.  Labour returned to power with a 66-seat majority, despite losing almost 100 seats and gaining none.  Tony Blair continued as Prime Minister until 2007, when he was succeeded by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.



For the 2006 local government elections, more circles were added to represent more political parties than simply the three main parties at the time - Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats.


BBC Election 2007

This logo was used for the 2007 local government elections, including the devolved elections.  The logo was slightly modified to make the logo more “square” rather than using lines.

2008 Local Government Elections

BBC Election 2008

The new election branding involved using circles once again.


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From coverage of the 2009 European Parliamentary elections. The theme tune was Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, better known as "Ode to Joy", the European Parliament anthem. Labour




From coverage of the 2010 general election. The Conservatives won this election, albeit not with a majority. New Prime Minister David Cameron partnered with the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, the new Deputy Prime Minister, to form the first post-war coalition government.


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From coverage of the 2011 local government elections and the referendum on the Alternative Vote. The "No" campaign won the Alternative Vote referendum by 67.9% to the "Yes" campaign's 32.1%.


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From coverage of the 2012 local government elections.




UKElection 2015

From coverage of the 2015 general election. The Conservatives, contrary to exit polls, won an overall majority of 5 seats, and David Cameron returned as Prime Minister. He resigned after the "Leave" campaign won the 2016 EU referendum by 51.9% to 48.1%, being replaced by Theresa May.


UKElection 2017

From coverage of the 2017 general election. The Conservatives, amid a surprise surge in Labour support under new leader Jeremy Corbyn, lost their majority and formed a confidence-and-supply agreement to give the partnership a majority of 2 seats. In July 2019, after failing to secure Parliamentary backing for her withdrawal agreement with the EU, resigned, being replaced by Boris Johnson.



UKElection 2019

From coverage of the 2019 general election. The font was changed to BBC Reith, which the BBC had been rolling out since 2018. The Conservatives, on a platform pledging to "Get Brexit Done", won a majority of 80 seats, mainly taking seats from traditional Labour-voting pro-Brexit areas.

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