A data package scraped from the BBC Election webpage.


There are two ways to install the package.

Install direct from GitHub

You can install the beta version of ukelection2019 from GitHub with:

Installation using drat

While using install_github() works just fine, it would be nicer to be able to just type install.packages("ukelection2019") or update.packages("ukelection2019") in the ordinary way. We can do this using Dirk Eddelbuettel’s drat package. Drat provides a convenient way to make R aware of package repositories other than CRAN.

First, install drat:

if (!require("drat")) {

Then use drat to tell R about the repository where ukelection2019 is hosted:

You can now install ukelection2019:


To ensure that the ukelection2019 repository is always available, you can add the following line to your .Rprofile or .Rprofile.site file:

With that in place you’ll be able to do install.packages("ukelection2019") or update.packages("ukelection2019") and have everything work as you’d expect.

Note that the drat repository only contains data packages that are not on CRAN, so you will never be in danger of grabbing the wrong version of any other package.

Loading the data

The package works best with the tidyverse libraries and the simple features package for mapping.

Load the data:


Look at it: