General Election 2005 Coverage

Vote ’05 Sky News’ main election results programme started at 9pm on May 5th – presented by political editor, Adam Boulton and the first female to present an election results programme in the UK, Julie Etchingham. Opening Shot of Presenters Openers Correspondents David Bowden in… Read more

Vote ’05 Throughout the General Election campaign Sky News ran a series of programmes including ‘If I Were Prime Minister’ which gave public figures the chance to tell what they would do if they were in Downing Street. Contributors included poet Benjamin Zephaniah, singer and… Read more

Vote ’05 The Sky News Reality Check scrutinised every Campaign promise and pledge using the best research and state of the art graphics to examine the parties’ claims and rhetoric.

Vote ’05 Sky Across Britain saw David Bowden use the SkyCopter to travel the length and breadth of the country testing public opinion on all the big Election issues.

Vote ’05 During the Pre-election campaign Sky News was live in the key marginal constituency of Rossendale and Darwen in Lancashire. Sky’s Kay Burley and Robert Nisbet got instant and on the ground reaction to the campaign’s twists and turns.

Tony Blair Visits Buckingham Palace On 5th April 2005, Tony Blair visited Queen Elizabeth II to request the dissolution of Parliament on April 11th with voting day on May 5th Correspondents – Labour Michelle Clifford and Andrew Wilson with Tony Blair and the Labour party… Read more

Vote ’05 Sky News’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the General Election.

Vote ’05 During the build up to the 2005 General Election, Adam Boulton presented a nightly hour long programme at 7 and 11pm called ‘The Boulton Factor’ (11pm on Saturday) Vote ’05 – The Boulton Factor Vote ’05 – The Boulton Factor in Rossendale and… Read more