British Election Study 2017 Variables

Evan Odell

2019-05-30

Variable names in bes_2017

Due to the 123 variables included in the bes_2017 dataset, including information on each variable in the parlitools reference manual is very lengthy and not very user friendly. This vignette reproduces the table including with the British Election Study data, available here. The ‘Name’ column refers to the variable name used in the bes_2017 dataset, the ‘Label’ is the description of the variable, and the ‘Data Type’ column refers to the R data type.

Name Label Data Type
pano Press Association Constituency ID numeric
ons_const_id ONS Constituency ID character
constituency_name Constituency Name factor
country Country factor
region Region factor
constituency_type County or Borough Constituency factor
winner_17 2017 Winning party factor
con_17 2017 Conservative vote share numeric
lab_17 2017 Labour vote share numeric
ld_17 2017 Liberal Democrat vote share numeric
snp_17 2017 Scottish National Party (SNP) vote share numeric
pc_17 2017 Plaid Cymru vote share numeric
ukip_17 2017 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote share numeric
green_17 2017 Green Party vote share numeric
other_17 2017 Combined other vote share numeric
majority_17 2017 Majority numeric
turnout_17 2017 Turnout numeric
con_vote_17 2017 Conservative number of votes numeric
lab_vote_17 2017 Labour number of votes numeric
ld_vote_17 2017 Liberal Democrat number of votes numeric
snp_vote_17 2017 Scottish National Party (SNP) number of votes numeric
pc_vote_17 2017 Plaid Cymru number of votes numeric
ukip_vote_17 2017 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) number of votes numeric
green_vote_17 2017 Green Party number of votes numeric
total_vote_17 2017 Total number of votes cast numeric
rejected_vote_17 2017 Number of rejected ballots numeric
electorate_17 2017 Size of electorate numeric
seat_change_1517 2017 winning party gain from 2015 winning party factor
con_1517 2015-17 Conservative vote share change numeric
lab_1517 2015-17 Labour vote share change numeric
ld_1517 2015-17 Liberal Democrat vote share change numeric
snp_1517 2015-17 Scottish National Party (SNP) vote share change numeric
pc_1517 2015-17 Plaid Cymru vote share change numeric
ukip_1517 2015-17 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote share change numeric
green_1517 2015-17 Green Party vote share change numeric
winner_15 2015 Winning party factor
con_15 2015 Conservative vote share numeric
lab_15 2015 Labour vote share numeric
ld_15 2015 Liberal Democrat vote share numeric
snp_15 2015 Scottish National Party (SNP) vote share numeric
pc_15 2015 Plaid Cymru vote share numeric
ukip_15 2015 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote share numeric
green_15 2015 Green Party vote share numeric
other_15 2015 Combined other vote share numeric
majority_15 2015 Majority numeric
turnout_15 2015 Turnout numeric
con_vote_15 2015 Conservative number of votes numeric
lab_vote_15 2015 Labour number of votes numeric
ld_vote_15 2015 Liberal Democrat number of votes numeric
snp_vote_15 2015 Scottish National Party (SNP) number of votes numeric
pc_vote_15 2015 Plaid Cymru number of votes numeric
ukip_vote_15 2015 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) number of votes numeric
green_vote_15 2015 Green Party number of votes numeric
bnp_vote_15 2015 British National Party (BNP) number of votes numeric
total_vote_15 2015 Total number of votes cast numeric
rejected_vote_15 2015 Number of rejected ballots numeric
electorate_15 2015 Size of electorate numeric
seat_change_1015 2015 winning party gain from 2010 winning party factor
con_1015 2010-15 Conservative vote share change numeric
lab_1015 2010-15 Labour vote share change numeric
ld_1015 2010-15 Liberal Democrat vote share change numeric
snp_1015 2010-15 Scottish National Party (SNP) vote share change numeric
pc_1015 2010-15 Plaid Cymru vote share change numeric
ukip_1015 2010-15 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote share change numeric
green_1015 2010-15 Green Party vote share change numeric
winner_10 2010 Winning party factor
con_10 2010 Conservative vote share numeric
lab_10 2010 Labour vote share numeric
ld_10 2010 Liberal Democrat vote share numeric
snp_10 2010 Scottish National Party (SNP) vote share numeric
pc_10 2010 Plaid Cymru vote share numeric
ukip_10 2010 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) vote share numeric
green_10 2010 Green Party vote share numeric
bnp_10 2010 British National Party (BNP) vote share numeric
majority_10 2010 Majority numeric
turn_10 2010 Turnout numeric
con_vote_10 2010 Conservative number of votes numeric
lab_vote_10 2010 Labour number of votes numeric
ld_vote_10 2010 Liberal Democrat number of votes numeric
snp_vote_10 2010 Scottish National Party (SNP) number of votes numeric
pc_vote_10 2010 Plaid Cymru number of votes numeric
ukip_vote_10 2010 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) number of votes numeric
green_vote_10 2010 Green Party number of votes numeric
bnp_vote_10 2010 British National Party (BNP) number of votes numeric
total_vote_10 2010 Total number of votes cast numeric
electorate_10 2010 Size of electorate numeric
leave_hanretty Hanretty (2017) Estimate of EU Referendum Leave % numeric
remain_hanretty Hanretty (2017) Estimate of EU Referendum Remain % numeric
con_ppc_17 Conservative 2017 candidate name character
con_ppc_sex_17 Conservative 2017 candidate sex factor
lab_ppc_17 Labour 2017 candidate name character
lab_ppc_sex_17 Labour 2017 candidate sex factor
ld_ppc_17 Liberal Democrat 2017 candidate name character
ld_ppc_sex_17 Liberal Democrat 2017 candidate sex factor
snp_ppc_17 SNP 2017 candidate name character
snp_ppc_sex_17 SNP 2017 candidate sex factor
pc_ppc_17 Plaid Cymru 2017 candidate name character
pc_ppc_sex_17 Plaid Cymru 2017 candidate sex factor
ukip_ppc_17 UKIP 2017 candidate name character
ukip_ppc_sex_17 UKIP 2017 candidate sex factor
green_ppc_17 Green Party 2017 candidate name character
green_ppc_sex_17 Green Party 2017 candidate sex factor
con_ppc_15 Conservative 2015 candidate name character
con_ppc_sex_15 Conservative 2015 candidate sex factor
con_ppc_race_15 Conservative 2015 candidate race factor
lab_ppc_15 Labour 2015 candidate name character
lab_ppc_sex_15 Labour 2015 candidate sex factor
lab_ppc_race_15 Labour 2015 candidate race factor
ld_ppc_15 Liberal Democrat 2015 candidate name character
ld_ppc_sex_15 Liberal Democrat 2015 candidate sex factor
ld_ppc_race_15 Liberal Democrat 2015 candidate race factor
snp_ppc_15 SNP 2015 candidate name character
snp_ppc_sex_15 SNP 2015 candidate sex factor
snp_ppc_race_15 SNP 2015 candidate race factor
pc_ppc_15 Plaid Cymru 2015 candidate name character
pc_ppc_sex_15 Plaid Cymru 2015 candidate sex factor
pc_ppc_race_15 Plaid Cymru 2015 candidate race factor
ukip_ppc_15 UKIP 2015 candidate name character
ukip_ppc_sex_15 UKIP 2015 candidate sex factor
ukip_ppc_race_15 UKIP 2015 candidate race factor
green_ppc_15 Green Party 2015 candidate name character
green_ppc_sex_15 Green Party 2015 candidate sex factor
green_ppc_race_15 Green Party 2015 candidate race factor