34 Great and Terrible Conservative Party Election Posters 1909-2001

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1909 General Election. It depicts Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945) as a German, accidentally bombing a tobacco factory from the zeppelin Revenge, with the caption 'A bad shot! Herr von Lloyd George: Ach! I did mean to hit ze rich man's castle. But I have made von bad miss and hit ze factory'. Artwork by Jack Walker.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1909 General Election. It depicts Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George (1863 – 1945) as a German, accidentally bombing a tobacco factory from the zeppelin Revenge, with the caption ‘A bad shot! Herr von Lloyd George: Ach! I did mean to hit ze rich man’s castle. But I have made von bad miss and hit ze factory’. Artwork by Jack Walker.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1909 General Election. It depicts an ape-like demon strangling Britannia, who wears the belt of Prosperity, with the caption 'Socialism - throttling the country'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1909 General Election. It depicts an ape-like demon strangling Britannia, who wears the belt of Prosperity, with the caption ‘Socialism – throttling the country’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1909. It depicts Liberal statesman David Lloyd George stealing from the working man, the trader and the house-holder and giving the money to the temperance fanatic, the socialist and the foreigner, with the caption 'Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a -----? Plunder in 1909. Surplus in 1910'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1909. It depicts Liberal statesman David Lloyd George stealing from the working man, the trader and the house-holder and giving the money to the temperance fanatic, the socialist and the foreigner, with the caption ‘Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a —–? Plunder in 1909. Surplus in 1910’.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1909. It depicts a Chinese man pointing at a diseased pig rooting around the grave of 'Wun Lung', and saying 'Chinaman no likee eat sick pig. He make velly good Flee Tlade English bacon'

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1909. It depicts a Chinese man pointing at a diseased pig rooting around the grave of ‘Wun Lung’, and saying ‘Chinaman no likee eat sick pig. He make velly good Flee Tlade English bacon’

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts the arm of Socialism painting a Union Jack flag red, with the caption 'Stop This. Vote Conservative'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts the arm of Socialism painting a Union Jack flag red, with the caption ‘Stop This. Vote Conservative’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts the ogre of Officialdom and State Control feasting on the populace with the caption 'The Socialist idol. Don't feed the idol, smash it! Vote Conservative'. Artwork by V. Hicks.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts the ogre of Officialdom and State Control feasting on the populace with the caption ‘The Socialist idol. Don’t feed the idol, smash it! Vote Conservative’. Artwork by V. Hicks.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts a house surrounded by inspectors with the caption 'Socialism would mean inspectors all round. If you want to call your soul your own, vote Conservative!'. Artwork by V. Hicks.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1929 General Election. It depicts a house surrounded by inspectors with the caption ‘Socialism would mean inspectors all round. If you want to call your soul your own, vote Conservative!’. Artwork by V. Hicks.

 

British Conservative Party poster for the National Government coalition from the 1931 General Election. It depicts a dejected farmer with the caption 'Not worth the picking - owing to foreign dumping. Vote for the National Government and give our own folk fair play'. Artwork by Harold Sisle.

British Conservative Party poster for the National Government coalition from the 1931 General Election. It depicts a dejected farmer with the caption ‘Not worth the picking – owing to foreign dumping. Vote for the National Government and give our own folk fair play’. Artwork by Harold Sisle.

 

 poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1931 General Election. It depicts a sleeping child with the caption 'Defenceless childhood - needs safeguarding. Vote Conservative and support the National Government'. Artwork by G. Harrington.

poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1931 General Election. It depicts a sleeping child with the caption ‘Defenceless childhood – needs safeguarding. Vote Conservative and support the National Government’. Artwork by G. Harrington.

 

A British Conservative Party poster for the National Government coalition from the 1935 General Election. It depicts a gleeful child shouting 'Daddy's got a job!' with the caption 'Vote for the National Government'. Artwork by Fitzgerald

A British Conservative Party poster for the National Government coalition from the 1935 General Election. It depicts a gleeful child shouting ‘Daddy’s got a job!’ with the caption ‘Vote for the National Government’. Artwork by Fitzgerald

 

A 1935 UK General Election poster for the coalition National Government juxtaposing old and new versions of a poster depicting a worker reaching out to the voter. The caption reads: '1931: This was the famous election poster, 'Mates, help me get a job!'. Vote for the National Government. 1935: 'I got the job, help me to keep it!''. In the later poster, the worker is better dressed with a white collar and has cigarettes in his waistcoat pocket.

A 1935 UK General Election poster for the coalition National Government juxtaposing old and new versions of a poster depicting a worker reaching out to the voter. The caption reads: ‘1931: This was the famous election poster, ‘Mates, help me get a job!’. Vote for the National Government. 1935: ‘I got the job, help me to keep it!”. In the later poster, the worker is better dressed with a white collar and has cigarettes in his waistcoat pocket.

 

A 1952 election poster for the British Conservative Party depicting a housewife and her groceries with the caption ''Cheaper shopping. More sugar. Less tax. 'It's a housewife's budget'. Keep things better. Vote Conservative'.

A 1952 election poster for the British Conservative Party depicting a housewife and her groceries with the caption ”Cheaper shopping. More sugar. Less tax. ‘It’s a housewife’s budget’. Keep things better. Vote Conservative’.

 

A 1956 election poster for the British Conservative Party with an image of a school satchel and the caption 'Keep your grammar school. Vote Conservative'. (

A 1956 election poster for the British Conservative Party with an image of a school satchel and the caption ‘Keep your grammar school. Vote Conservative’.

A 1958 press advertisement for the British Conservative Party depicting a a toddler stroking a cat on a doorstep with the caption 'Will she ever have a house of her own? The Conservatives say she should...because Conservatives believe in opportunity'

A 1958 press advertisement for the British Conservative Party depicting a a toddler stroking a cat on a doorstep with the caption ‘Will she ever have a house of her own? The Conservatives say she should…because Conservatives believe in opportunity’

 

:A 1958 press advertisement for the British Conservative Party depicting a group of children watching television with the caption 'BBC or ITV programme? You've a choice - thanks to the Conservatives....because Conservatives believe in opportunity'.

:A 1958 press advertisement for the British Conservative Party depicting a group of children watching television with the caption ‘BBC or ITV programme? You’ve a choice – thanks to the Conservatives….because Conservatives believe in opportunity’.

 

A 1960 election poster for the British Conservative Party with the caption 'Advance in local government, vote Conservative'.

A 1960 election poster for the British Conservative Party with the caption ‘Advance in local government, vote Conservative’.

 

A 1962 election poster for the British Conservative Party with the caption 'go-ahead, go Conservative'.

A 1962 election poster for the British Conservative Party with the caption ‘go-ahead, go Conservative’.

A 1963 election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) protestor with the caption '...meanwhile the Conservatives have signed the Test Ban Treaty'. CND advocated unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain.

A 1963 election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) protestor with the caption ‘…meanwhile the Conservatives have signed the Test Ban Treaty’. CND advocated unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain.

 

An August 1963 'fact of the month' election poster for the British Conservative Party with a caption extolling the Conservative record on providing piped water supplies tio households

An August 1963 ‘fact of the month’ election poster for the British Conservative Party with a caption extolling the Conservative record on providing piped water supplies tio households

 

A 1966 General Election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a typical young family with the caption 'People with responsibilities vote Conservative. Action not words'.

A 1966 General Election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a typical young family with the caption ‘People with responsibilities vote Conservative. Action not words’.

 

 1970 General Election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a near-empty purse with the caption 'Labour's let you down. You'd be better off Conservative'.

1970 General Election poster for the British Conservative Party, depicting a near-empty purse with the caption ‘Labour’s let you down. You’d be better off Conservative’.

 

A newspaper advert for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts a man with the caption 'Labour says he's black. Tories say he's British. Conservative'. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi.

A newspaper advert for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts a man with the caption ‘Labour says he’s black. Tories say he’s British. Conservative’. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi.

 

A newspaper advertisement for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts the increased price of various foodstuffs with the caption 'Look what four years of Labour cost you'. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi

A newspaper advertisement for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts the increased price of various foodstuffs with the caption ‘Look what four years of Labour cost you’. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts a nurse holding a newborn baby with the caption 'Even Labour's better with the Tories. The number of nurses and midwives has gone up by 45,000 with the Conservatives.'

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, circa 1978. It depicts a nurse holding a newborn baby with the caption ‘Even Labour’s better with the Tories. The number of nurses and midwives has gone up by 45,000 with the Conservatives.’

 

Caption:A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, 1979. It depicts a queue to the Unemployment Office with the caption 'Labour isn't working. Britain's better off with the Conservatives'.

Caption:A poster for the British Conservative Party from the General Election, 1979. It depicts a queue to the Unemployment Office with the caption ‘Labour isn’t working. Britain’s better off with the Conservatives’.

 

 poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1979 General Election. It depicts a queue to the Unemployment Office with the caption 'Labour still isn't working. Britain's better off with the Conservatives'.

poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1979 General Election. It depicts a queue to the Unemployment Office with the caption ‘Labour still isn’t working. Britain’s better off with the Conservatives’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1983 General Election. It depicts a row of wine bottles with the caption 'What are the SDP's policies? Ten bottles of claret can be won for the best guess. Write to Conservative Central Office, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HH'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1983 General Election. It depicts a row of wine bottles with the caption ‘What are the SDP’s policies? Ten bottles of claret can be won for the best guess. Write to Conservative Central Office, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HH’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1983 General Election. It depicts a row of wine bottles with the caption 'What are the SDP's policies? Ten bottles of claret can be won for the best guess. Write to Conservative Central Office, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HH'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1983 General Election. It depicts a row of wine bottles with the caption ‘What are the SDP’s policies? Ten bottles of claret can be won for the best guess. Write to Conservative Central Office, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HH’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1987 General Election. It depicts a British soldier with his arms up, and the caption 'Labour's policy on arms. Conservative - the next move forward'. Poster by advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1987 General Election. It depicts a British soldier with his arms up, and the caption ‘Labour’s policy on arms. Conservative – the next move forward’. Poster by advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi.

 

A newspaper advertisement for the British Conservative Party from the 1987 General Election. It depicts a number of quotations from hard-left Labour politicians with the caption 'So this is the new moderate militant-free Labour Party'. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi.

A newspaper advertisement for the British Conservative Party from the 1987 General Election. It depicts a number of quotations from hard-left Labour politicians with the caption ‘So this is the new moderate militant-free Labour Party’. Advert by Saatchi & Saatchi.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1992 General Election. It depicts a boxer wearing the gloves of 'More taxes' and 'Higher prices', with the caption 'Labour's double whammy'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1992 General Election. It depicts a boxer wearing the gloves of ‘More taxes’ and ‘Higher prices’, with the caption ‘Labour’s double whammy’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1997 General Election. It depicts Labour candidate Tony Blair with a pair of demonic red eyes, accompanied by the caption 'New Labour New Danger'. Underneath is written 'One of Labour's leaders, Clare Short, says dark forces behind Tony Blair manipulate policy in a sinister way. 'I sometimes call them the people who live in the dark.' She says about New Labour: 'It's a lie. And it's dangerous.''

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 1997 General Election. It depicts Labour candidate Tony Blair with a pair of demonic red eyes, accompanied by the caption ‘New Labour New Danger’. Underneath is written ‘One of Labour’s leaders, Clare Short, says dark forces behind Tony Blair manipulate policy in a sinister way. ‘I sometimes call them the people who live in the dark.’ She says about New Labour: ‘It’s a lie. And it’s dangerous.”

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 2001 General Election. It reads 'What have Labour ever done for the Police? Foxtrot. Alpha. Vote for common sense. Vote for Conservatives'. Foxtrot Alpha is the NATO phonetic alphabet code for F.A., or 'Fuck All'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party for the 2001 General Election. It reads ‘What have Labour ever done for the Police? Foxtrot. Alpha. Vote for common sense. Vote for Conservatives’. Foxtrot Alpha is the NATO phonetic alphabet code for F.A., or ‘Fuck All’.

 

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 2009 General Election. It depicts Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling as Irish singing duo John and Edward Grimes with the caption 'Jedward are gone but we're still left with deadwood'.

A poster for the British Conservative Party from the 2009 General Election. It depicts Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling as Irish singing duo John and Edward Grimes with the caption ‘Jedward are gone but we’re still left with deadwood’.