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Who decided on political party colours? - Dr Honeyman on BBC Radio

19 April 2016 |

Dr Victoria Honeyman discusses political parties and their colour associations on BBC Local Radio.

It is commonly known that Socialists are red, Conservatives are blue but how and when did political parties become recognised by their colours? And what about more recent parties like UKIP? Dr Honeyman, lecturer in British Politics, spoke to Mark Forrest on Monday 18 April about just this.

She briefly discussed the history of the parties, attempts at image change, and also explores colour and how that is related to American political parties.

You can listen to her on BBC iPlayer (starts at 01:12:30)

Mark Forrest BBC Local Radio Programme – 18/04/2016

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