Even though it seems as if UK politicians have been pitching at us since the beginning of the year, the starting pistol for the 2015 General Election campaign was only officially fired yesterday.
The 30th of March saw the dissolution of Parliament, whereby the PM visited the Queen to confirm the shut-down of Westminster so politicians could start campaigning for election on May the 7th.
So we currently have no Members of Parliament (and the world still turns!) yet we’ll all be subjected to seeing more of them than ever before, from now until May!
To mark the occasion, Home Arty Home takes a look at the iconic clock tower at Parliament and artistic interpretations of Big Ben. Even though the clock tower has been officially named the Elizabeth Tower, we all know that we’ll all continue to call it Big Ben.
From Art & Hue‘s pop art prints for Vox Pop, a new political party that aims to put the British public in charge of government, to Nick Walker‘s paint-splattering vandal, Big Ben captures the imagination in a way that no other building can, as the unique seat of British political power.