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  Irish general election, 1987 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irish general election of 1987 was held on February 17, 1987, four weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on January 20.
The general election took place in 41 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Republic of Ireland for 166 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.
The general election of 1987 was precipitated by the withdrawl of the Labour Party from the Fine Gael led government on January 20, 1987.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Irish_general_election,_1987   (419 words)

  
 Margaret Thatcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was undefeated at the polls, winning the 1979, 1983 and 1987 general elections, and became the longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century.
This was reflected in the 1987 election, which she won by a landslide through winning large numbers of seats in southern England and the rural farming areas of northern England while winning few seats in the rest of the country.
In the Republic of Ireland, she is generally remembered as an intransigent figure who eschewed negotiations with the IRA and contributed to the length and ferocity of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, despite the efforts her government made to increase Irish involvement in the North through the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Margaret_Thatcher   (7361 words)

  
 Social Democratic Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Alliance did well in the 1983 general election, winning 25% of the national vote, close behind Labour's 28%, but thanks to the British "first-past-the-post" electoral system, only 23 Alliance MPs were elected, six of whom were members of the SDP.
In the 1987 general election, with the SDP under the leadership of David Owen, the Alliance's share of the vote fell slightly and the SDP's parlimentary party was reduced from eight members to five.
The rump SDP finished fourth at the Neath by-election in 1991 - only a whisker behind the Liberal Democrats (although their candidate was shortly to defect to them anyway), and they were to hold a number of council seats in Yorkshire and South Wales throughout the 1990s.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/SDP+(UK)   (1987 words)

  
 UK general election, 1992: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about UK general election, 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During his term leading up to the 1992 elections he oversaw the British involvement in the Gulf War, abolished the disliked poll tax in favour of council tax[?] and signed the Maastricht treaty.
In the end though the SNP only held onto the three seats they won at the 1987 General Election and lost the Govan seat that they had won in 1988 with their deputy leader Jim Sillars as candidate.
The one major upside for the SNP was that they managed to increase their vote by 50% on the number won in 1987.
www.encyclopedian.com /19/1992-UK-general-election.html   (571 words)

  
 UK Unionist Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was nominally formed by Robert McCartney, formerly of the Ulster Unionist Party, to contest a by-election in 1995 in North Down and then further constituted to contest the 1996 elections for the.
It did contest the election for the assembly however, in which the party managed to win five seats.
At the 2001 General Election McCartney lost his seat in the House of Commons to the Ulster Unionist Party.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/UK_Unionist_Party   (670 words)

  
 Dennis Turner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dennis Turner (born 26 August 1942) is a Labour and Co-operative politician in the United Kingdom and was a Member of Parliament from 1987 until 2005.
Turner was elected member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South East at the 1987 general election.
He stepped down from Parliament at the 2005 general election; he announced his retirement at a very late stage, citing an impending lung operation on a collapsed diaphragm.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Dennis_Turner   (323 words)

  
 Margaret Thatcher -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the election of 1950 she was the youngest woman Conservative candidate but fought in the (A ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests) safe Labour seat of (Click link for more info and facts about Dartford) Dartford.
The landslide victory of the Conservatives in the June 1983 general election is often ascribed to the 'Falklands Effect'.
This was reflected in the 1987 general election, which she won by a landslide through winning large numbers of seats in southern England and the rural farming areas of northern England while winning few seats in the rest of the country.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Ma/Margaret_Thatcher.htm   (5169 words)

  
 The Rise of Militant: 1987 General Election
Faced with an approaching general election the attention of the working class and the labour movement was transferred from the industrial to the political plane.
Once the 1987 general election had been declared and the battle lines had been drawn Militant supporters threw themselves into the fray together with the rest of the labour movement.
In general there was no "poster war" because the opposition parties were simply crushed by the sheer numbers of Labour posters displayed throughout each of the constituencies (with the exception perhaps of Bermondsey).
www.socialistparty.org.uk /militant/ch32.htm   (4353 words)

  
 General Provisions
Generally, the conduct of elections is left to the political branches of government, unless the court has powers specifically given to it by Congress contrary to that general rule.
Generally speaking, elections are conducted and carried out and administered by the executive and legislative branches.
Within one year prior to a general election, Congress shall appropriate a sum adequate to defray the administrative and contingent expenses of conducting congressional elections as provided by this title.
www.fsmlaw.org /fsm/code/title09/T09_Ch01.htm   (1028 words)

  
 UK general election, 1992 - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A third and very popular theory is theat the "triumphalism" of the Sheffield rally was to blame, because it was unpoplar with voters, seeming to pre-judge their votes, and it gave the air of fait accompli, also reducing turnout of Labour voters.
The one major upside for the SNP was that they managed to increase their vote by 50% compared with 1987.
The election also saw a small change in Northern Ireland as the Conservatives organised and stood candidates in the province for the first time since the Ulster Unionist Party had broken away.
www.famous.tc /1992_UK_general_election.html   (801 words)

  
 The Irish General Election of 1918
The December 1918 election for the House of Commons in Westminster is regarded by some as the defining act of Irish self-determination, as the last occasion when the whole of Ireland voted on the same day.
European Parliament election of 1994 (in fact since a number of constituencies were not contested in 1918, 1994 is a rather better barometer of the opinion of the island as a whole), and the last time the island voted on the same day for anything at all was in
However, it would be foolish not to acknowledge the central place of the 1918 election in determining the future course of Irish history.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/h1918.htm   (741 words)

  
 BBC Politics 97
When Mrs Thatcher announced the next election for 11 June 1987, she was confident that the Government had left its troubles behind.
Mrs Thatcher was regarded by some Tories as a handicap in election campaigns and she made several errors in 1987.
The Secretary to the Treasury, John MacGregor, costed Labour's election proposals at £35 billion in extra spending and the Chancellor, Nigel Lawson, argued that this would mean an income tax of 58% or VAT of 50%.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/background/pastelec/ge87.shtml   (1127 words)

  
 Gemmill (1987) reports that the level of the FTSE 100 Index rose steadily during the month preceding the 1987 British ...
Gemmill (1987) reports that the level of the FTSE 100 Index rose steadily during the month preceding the 1987 British General Election, as the passage of each day presumably made the expected Conservative vicory an increasingly sure thing.
Analyzing movements in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the periods surrounding US presidential elections between 1900 and 1976, Riley and Luksetich (1980) conclude that the market does prefer Republicans---or at least it used to; their evidence of a pro-Republican bias is stronger in the prewar era than in the postwar era (p 553).
Gemmill (1987), similarly, reports that the level of the FTSE 100 Index rose steadily during the month preceding the 1987 British General Election, as the passage of each day made the expected Conservative victory an increasingly sure thing.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~myagkov/Market.html   (9937 words)

  
 Fiji election of 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The general election of April 1987 was Fiji's fifth since the country had gained its independence from the United Kingdom seventeen years earlier.
The Alliance Party of the longtime Prime Minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, was defeated by a multiracial coalition, consisting of the Fiji Labour Party (contesting the election for the first time) and the National Federation Party.
In the House of Representatives, the coalition won a total of 28 seats to the Alliance's 24, and Dr Timoci Bavadra, the leader of the coalition, became Prime Minister.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/fiji_election_of_1987   (300 words)

  
 UK general election, 1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The general election of April 9, 1992, was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservative Party (UK)Conservatives/.
In the end though the SNP only held onto the three seats they won at the UK general election, 19871987 General Election and lost the Govan seat that they had won in 1988 with their deputy leader Jim Sillars/ as candidate.
The election also saw a small change in Northern Ireland as the Conservative Party (UK)Conservatives organised and stood candidates in the province for the first time since the Ulster Unionist Party had broken away.
www.infothis.com /find/UK_general_election,_1992   (1129 words)

  
 GENERAL ELECTION DEFEAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The general election of May 3, 1979 was a major turning point in 20th century British political history.
The election was precipitated by a lost vote of confidence for the ruling Labour government under Jim Callaghan.
A Conservative victory had seemed almost certain, the overall swing of 5.2% was the largest since 1945 and gave the Conservatives a workable majority of 43 for the country's first woman Prime Minister.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/GENERAL+ELECTION+DEFEAT   (928 words)

  
 SN 2983 -British General Election Panel Study, 1987-1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scottish data: for the 1992 study, a grant by the ESRC to the University of Strathclyde enabled the representation of Scottish electors in the sample to be boosted substantially.
The British Election Study for the 2001 general election (BES 2001), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council was once again based at the University of Essex, under the control of David Sanders, Paul Whiteley and Harold Clarke.
Official data on turnout in the 1992 General Election were obtained independently of the survey, for both cross-section and panel studies, from records held in the Lord Chancellor's Office.
www.data.archive.ac.uk /findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=2983   (1093 words)

  
 Diane_Julie_Abbott
Diane Julie Abbott (born September 27, 1953 in Paddington, London) is a British Labour MP in the constituency of Hackney North and Stoke Newington.
She was the first female fl MP when elected in the 1987 General Election.
Between 1976 and 1980 she was a civil servant and then between 1982 and 1987 a journalist.
www.tuxedo-shop.com /search.php?title=Diane_Julie_Abbott   (205 words)

  
 United Kingdom general election, 1987 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Conservative government had survived the industrial disputes with mine workers (1984–85) and print unions (1985–86), the 1986 Westland problems had been put aside with the loss of Michael Heseltine and Leon Brittan and the economy was performing well.
The article about United Kingdom general election, 1987 contains information related to United Kingdom general election and 1987.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/UK_general_election,_1987   (363 words)

  
 1987 General Election
In truth the early part of the decade was characterized by the bitterest class conflicts Britain had witnessed since the 1926 general strike.
Faced with an approaching general election the attention of the working class and the labor movement was transferred from the industrial to the political plane.
Once the 1987 general election had been declared and the battle lines had been drawn Militant supporters threw themselves into the fray together with the rest of the labor movement.
www.socialistalternative.org /literature/militant/ch32.html   (4364 words)

  
 The Edge of England's Sword: Tories in Better than Labour Shocker
It is generally felt that the Tories are currently as badly off as Labour was in the 1987 general election, when the party was only just beginning to climb out of its mid-80s trough and Mrs Thatcher was as dominant as Tony Blair.
The Tories’ dilemma is similar to Labour’s in 1987, Baroness Thatcher’s third-term election.
However, in striking contrast to the half-hearted support for Labour now, the 1987 research showed that people voted Tory then “because of Thatcher; because the Government was doing a good job, because inflation was under control, because the Tories knew how to manage the economy”.
www.iainmurray.org /MT/archives/000974.html   (443 words)

  
 Dáil Éireann - Volume 374 - 20 October, 1987 - Written Answers. - Election Literature Postage.
The regulations and schemes prescribe the conditions under which electoral candidates may send by post, free of charge, one communication relating solely to the election to every person registered as an elector for the constituency.
Conditions relating to such matters as how election communications are to be posted and the weight, size and marking of the communications are also prescribed in the regulations and schemes.
Recoupments by the Minister for Finance to An Post for the free postage scheme for electoral candidates have been as follows: 1984 European Elections, £1,025,172 (estimated); 1984 Laois-Offaly By-Election, £21,413; 1987 General Election, £2,000,000 (estimated); 1987 Seanad Election, £286,000 (estimated).
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0374/D.0374.198710200058.html   (158 words)

  
 1983-87 Retained and Recovered Vote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Percentage of votes retained in By-elections 1983-87 and subsequently recovered in General Election 1987
The figures in the first three columns are votes for each party at each by-election as a percentage of the vote they recorded in the same seat at the General Election.
The figures in the second three columns are the votes recorded at the 1987 General Election shown as a percentage of the vote each party recorded at the preceding By-election
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /table/york/83pmt.html   (75 words)

  
 Guardian | Revealed: Reagan's secret plans to snub Kinnock if he won the 1987 election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Documents released to the Guardian show that American diplomats briefed the president on the two possible outcomes of the election: Mr Kinnock winning power; or Margaret Thatcher, with whom President Reagan was famously warm friends, achieving victory.
In public, the Americans claimed to be neutral on the election, but diplomatic dispatches released under the US Freedom of Information Act reveal how they were privately withering about Labour politicians, dismissing many of them as novices.
In a cable a day after the election, Charles Price, the then US ambassador in London, told Washington with some relief that "the US-UK defence relationship is intact and Britain's [Nato] alliance role assured" after Mrs Thatcher's landslide victory.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4725783-110878,00.html   (766 words)

  
 General Election Resources
Election ‘96 -- Student oriented discussion of politics.
Election Connection -- election coverage from The Atlantic.
The Race for the White House -- Mother Jones coverage of the Election.
www.gustavus.edu /oncampus/academics/poli-sci/links/ger.html   (215 words)

  
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This study, a follow-up to the BRITISH ELECTION STUDY: [JUNE] 1983 (ICPSR 8409), was undertaken to describe and explain the outcome of the 1987 general election in Great Britain.
Questions were posed regarding voting behavior in 1987 and general social and political attitudes.
For the second (1987) wave, 1,021 names were issued, consisting of respondents to the first wave less those who were unwilling to be reinterviewed.
www.icpsr.umich.edu /cgi/rawxml.prl?study=06450   (320 words)

  
 Wooodspring Conservatives Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Liam Fox contested Roxburgh and Berwickshire in the 1987 General Election.
He was the National Vice-Chairman of the Scottish Young Conservatives, 1983-84; a Member of the Central Committee of Families for Defence from 1987 to 1989 and is a Member of Beaconsfield CPC.
He was then appointed Co-Chairman of the Party following the election of Michael Howard as Leader of the Conservative Party.
www.woodspringconservatives.com /Liam.htm   (229 words)

  
 1987 Liberal/SDP/Libdem Party Manifesto - LibdemManifesto.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All the evidence and all the commentators confirm that it is a three-way contest which the Alliance enters from a position of unprecedented strength and promise.
The Official Opposition is falling apart and is now quite unable to present itself as a realistic alternative to a Government which presides over the worst unemployment ever known in the lifetime of those who are of working age.
It is at least as important to know and trust the values and principles for which they stand, and which will guide their response to the new events and new problems with which governments have to deal.
www.libdemmanifesto.com /1987/1987-liberal-manifesto.shtml   (17835 words)

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