Returns the name and party of all candidates standing in an election, for each constituency. Note that for general elections this can return a very large tibble with hundreds of variables.

election_candidates(ID = NULL, constit_details = FALSE,
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

hansard_election_candidates(ID = NULL, constit_details = FALSE,
  extra_args = NULL, tidy = TRUE, tidy_style = "snake",
  verbose = TRUE)

Arguments

ID

Accepts an ID for a general or by-election from the 2010 General Election onwards, and returns the results. If NULL, returns all available election results. Defaults to NULL.

constit_details

If TRUE, returns additional details on each constituency, including its GSS (Government Statistical Service) code. Defaults to FALSE.

extra_args

Additional parameters and queries to pass to API. These queries must be strings and start with "&". See the API documentation or the package vignette for more details. Defaults to NULL.

tidy

Logical parameter. If TRUE, fixes the variable names in the tibble to remove special characters and superfluous text, and converts the variable names to a consistent style. Defaults to TRUE.

tidy_style

The style to convert variable names to, if tidy = TRUE. Accepts any style accepted by to_any_case. Defaults to 'snake'.

verbose

If TRUE, displayes messages on the console on the progress of the API request. Defaults to TRUE.

See also

Examples

# NOT RUN {
x <- election_candidates(ID = 382037)

y <- election_candidates()

z <- election_candidates(constit_details = TRUE)
# }