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  Encyclopedia: United Kingdom general election, 1945
1945 elections This is a complete list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 5 July 1945, for the 38th Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The UK general election, 1987 was held on June 11, 1987 and was the third victory in a row for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives.
The UK general election, 1992 was held on April 9, 1992, and was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservatives.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1945 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom General Election of 1945 held on 5 July 1945 but not counted and declared until 26 July 1945 (due to the time it took to transport the votes of those serving overseas) was one of the most significant general elections of the 20th century.
It resulted in the shock election defeat of the Conservatives led by Winston Churchill and the landslide victory of the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee, who won a majority of 145 seats.
The result of the election was almost totally unexpected, given the heroic status of Winston Churchill, but reflected the voters' belief that the Labour Party were better able to rebuild the country following the war than the Conservatives.
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 Canadian federal election, 1945 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1945 was the 20th general election in Canadian history.
It was held June 11, 1945 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
The federal election was the first since the victory of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in the Saskatchewan provincial election, and many predicted a major breakthrough for the CCF nationally.
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The 1945 Canadian election was the 20th General Election in Canadian history.
The federal election was the first since the victory of the
Saskatchewan and many predicted a major breakthrough for the CCF nationally with the party expected to win 70 to 100 seats, possibly even enough to form a minority government but it was not to be and the party only won 28 seats.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1935 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The UK general election held on 14th November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin.
Labour, under what was internally regarded as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee, made large gains over their very poor position in the 1931 general election, but the Liberals lost further ground.
The major election issues were the continuing unemployment problems and the role of the League of Nations, particularly as regarded Japan.
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 Chapter 14 - General Election 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Parliament met for the last time on 15th June, 1945 with polling day scheduled for 5th July and a delay in the announcement of the result until 26th July 1945 in order to ensure time for the service vote to be collected from the distant parts of the globe.
The fight was as vigorous as in the by-election but, on this occasion, it was a three-cornered baffle, with the Tories puffing up a Major in the Coldstream Guards, John d’Henin Hamilton - a nephew of Lord Hamilton of Dalzell.
When the result was announced at mid-day on 26th July 1945, Labour was the clear winner by 7,809 votes, with the SNP in second place.
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 century derives more from what it stands for than from what it does
The standing of the parties on election day was almost identical to that in the opinion polls when Britain was ejected from the ERM in September 1992.
Elections are largely decided by the performance of parties in government, but opposition parties still have to be electable.
Election pacts (in which the weaker of the two parties stands down in seats in a bid to oust the Conservative Party) have been ruled out; more promising might be co-operation between the parties in Parliament to promote the many areas of agreement (e.g.
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 Reginald Maudling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After helping rebuild the Conservative Party after its 1945 election defeat, he became Member of Parliament for Barnet and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the early 1960s.
In the subsequent Labour landslide election of 1945, Maudling was one of many Conservative candidates who failed to win seats thought to have been safe.
After their defeat in the 1945 general election, the Conservative Party engaged in an extensive rethink of its policy.
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 History Review: The British general election 1945: Paul Adelman explains a major turning point in modern British ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are some British general elections in the twentieth century whose results seem so extraordinary and profound that the elections appear as major turning points in our political history and indeed in the life of the nation.
Such was the general election of 1906, when the Liberals won an overwhelming victory and brought to an end a long period of Conservative rule.
So too was the general election of 1979, when Mrs Thatcher won her remarkable victory and began a long period of personal political domination.
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 No. 96/1945: THE PRESIDENTIAL AND LOCAL ELECTION REGULATIONS, 1945.
The provisions of Rule 43 of the presidential election rules and of Rule 52 of the local election rules shall apply in relation to the presence of agents at anything done in pursuance of these regulations.
Where at a polling station the same ballot boxes are to be used for the purposes of the 1945 presidential election and for the purposes of any 1945 local election the local returning officer shall appoint the same person to be the presiding officer in such polling station in respect of both such elections.
(c) the agent appointed by any candidate in the 1945 presidential election to attend on behalf of the candidate the opening of the ballot boxes in the county electoral area in which such borough, urban district or town is situated.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /ZZSI96Y1945.html   (2496 words)

  
 Clement Attlee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH (January 3, 1883 – October 8, 1967) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951.
In the post election leadership contest Attlee was elected, beating both Herbert Morrison and Arthur Greenwood, and remained leader of the party until 1955 - to date, Labour's longest-serving party leader.
The large reduction that it suffered in its parliamentary majority was mostly due to the vagaries of the first past the post voting system, plus a degree of Conservative opposition recovering support at the expense of the Liberal Party.
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 The general election of 1945
Another precedent was what became known as the khaki election of 1900, at which the Conservatives were triumphantly elected as the 'patriotic party' in the Boer War.
The election was to be held on 5 July 1945.
With hindsight it is apparent that the opinion polls and the by-election results (and see The Road to 1945 for a fine analysis of the swing in significant by-elections) both pointed to a shift to the Left and a Labour victory.
www.univ-pau.fr /~parsons/45Elections.html   (2784 words)

  
 BBC Politics 97
The 1945 election marked a watershed in British history.
Churchill was unwilling to dissolve Parliament before the close of the war in the Pacific, but he had little choice when his coalition partners made clear their intentions to go to the country as soon as possible.
The 1945 election was the first to be fought in Britain for ten years.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/background/pastelec/ge45.shtml   (827 words)

  
 Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies
Chancellor of the Dioceses of Derry and Raphoe in the Church of Ireland from 1945 to 1964.
Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953, and for the Foyle Division of Londonderry from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Clifton from the byelection of 28th May 1959 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
www.election.demon.co.uk /stormont/biographies.html   (17793 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | THE ELECTION BATTLES 1945-1997
In the first general election for more than 10 years, Winston Churchill found himself and his Conservative Party flattened by a shock Labour landslide.
Despite leading the UK through much of the Second World War, the charismatic prime minister was resoundingly rejected by the voters as their choice for peacetime leader.
His party’s socialist programme of radical social reform and the nationalisation of key industries was backed so heavily by the voters it gave Labour its first ever majority government - with a commanding 146-seat lead over the other parties - while the Liberals took just 12 seats.
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1945 § 6090-49.] Repealed by 1982 c 84 § 20.
1945 § 6090-37.] Repealed by 1982 c 84 § 20.
1945 § 6090-39.] Repealed by 1982 c 84 § 20.
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 Labour’s 1945 landslide and beyond
In 1945 however the Labour leadership could combine this with carrying the support of its socialist rank and file as this modernisation contained measures which had long been Labour Party policy such as nationalisation.
A general election was called by the Prime Minister Ted Heath on the issue 'who runs the country-the government or the unions?' The Labour Party won the election in February 1974, and went on to increase its majority in the second general election in October 1974.
The Tories second election victory in 1983, against a background of the Falklands crisis and an economic turning of the tide (the beginning of the mid 1980s boom unnoticed at the time!) was to reverse that process.
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 Roberts - Limits of popular radicalism
For an early study that cast doubt on the idea that the result of the 1945 election was an expression of political radicalisation see M. Abrams, `The Labour Vote in the General Election' in C. Madge (ed), Pilot Papers: Social Essays and Documents 1, no. 1 (1946).
In the EC Minutes 1945 file there is a document summarising the questions asked at aggregates and a detailed report of the discussion at the North London aggregate.
James Hinton points out (`1945 and the Apathy School' 271) that after the election there was strong swing towards Labour, perhaps because in winning the General Election so decisively the Labour Party came to be seen as the appropriate embodiment of the will of the nation.
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 Martin Upham: History of British Trotskyism (Chap.13)
It was launched on a wave of optimism that was confounded by the disintegration of the coalition and the political consequences of Labour’s election victory in 1945.
In 1945 the RCP had two builders among its members; a year later builders were “the most mature and strongest industrial faction in the party”, among their number the chairmen of the Glasgow and London campaign committees.
[63] RCP attention to the ILP fell away sharply after the 1945 election [64], though the Minority who expounded the need for Labour Party entry continued for a time to be interested in the ILP as part of their tactical proposition.
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 1945 Labour Party Manifesto -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But when they had won it they lacked a lively interest in the social and economic problems of peace, and accepted the election promises of the leaders of the anti-Labour parties at their face value.
Britain's coming Election will be the greatest test in our history of the judgement and common sense of our people.
The election will produce a Labour Government, a Conservative Government, or no clear majority for either party: this last might well mean parliamentary instability and confusion, or another Election.
www.labour-party.org.uk /manifestos/1945/1945-labour-manifesto.shtml   (4670 words)

  
 Churchill's Postwar Party Leadership - The Churchill Centre
Churchill and the Conservatives contested the July 1945 General Election with, in reality, a non-existent constituency organization that had been neglected during the war and a twenty-three page "program" that stressed the need to defeat Japan as the primary goal of a new Conservative government.
In the last peacetime General Election, of 14 November 1935, the Conservatives led by Stanley Baldwin returned 388 M.P.s to the House of Commons as against Labour’s 154.
Churchill contested the General Elections of 1950 and 1951 with the message that Tory policies of employment and social services were progressive and humane.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=716   (2024 words)

  
 PRESIDENTIAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS ACT, 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Poll at 1945 local elections to be taken on same day as poll at 1945 presidential election.
—A ballot paper for the 1945 presidential election or any 1945 local election shall not be invalid by reason only of its being placed in a ballot box provided by the local returning officer which is not the appropriate ballot box.
Local returning officer to be returning officer at 1945 local elections in relation to taking of the poll.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /1945_15.html   (1690 words)

  
 Articles - Scottish National Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The SNP first won a parliamentary seat in 1945 by-election but their candidate refused to attend Parliament on principle and lost the seat after three months.
Their electoral high point was in the 1970s when they polled almost a third of all votes in Scotland at the October 1974 general election and returned 11 MPs to Westminster, to date the most MPs they have had.
In the 1997 General Election campaign, the Conservatives accused the SNP of being the most left-wing political organisation in Europe since the collapse of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.
www.gaple.com /articles/Scottish_National_Party   (1865 words)

  
 TUC | History Online
The size of the Labour majority in the 1945 election (146 seats) gave it a mandate for the first time to carry out its election manifesto 'Let Us Face the Future'.
British exports in 1945 stood at a third of their already low 1939 level.
The TUC assented to the wage freeze, but in so doing recognised that there would be strong opposition to this from the left- in particular from the Communist Party which had grown rapidly in membership and influence during the war.
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 Franklin Delano Roosevelt biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States.
Roosevelt's four election victories led to the 22nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, which limits presidents to two terms (one if the president served more than two years of another president's term).
Unlike the 1936 election where he won the Democratic nomination uncontested, in 1940 he was opposed by several candidates, the most noteworthy of which was his own Vice President, John Nance Garner.
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