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  United Kingdom Election Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Election results from the general election of 1983 onwards are in these files in the same order.
Elections of hereditary peers under the House of Lords Act 1999.
European Parliamentary Election in Yorkshire and the Humber region by constituency, 1999.
www.election.demon.co.uk   (1198 words)

 ::British General Elections::
The British general election is based on the first-past-the-post system and the simple criteria for victory is that the party that wins an overall majority of seats in the Commons forms the next government.
The last general election not held on a Thursday was held on Tuesday, October 27th, 1931.The December 1918 election was held on a Saturday.
After the 2001 election, the most common previous occupation for an MP was being a teacher.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /british_general_elections.htm   (495 words)

 British Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
British people will go to the polls on May 1 to elect a new government.
We need to understand how the political system works, what the political objectives of the British system are, define our own objectives, compare how compatible or incompatible the two objectives are and how other groups before us have managed to influence the political system.
Such a policy is in harmony with both the Sunnah and the realities of British politics, which is based on the interplay of power around established vested interests - democracy and representation being merely fig-leaves to mask naked power.
www.muslimedia.com /ARCHIVES/world98/VOTE.HTM   (1360 words)

 Modernising Government - General Election 2005- British Council - Governance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The UK General Election was held on Thursday the 5th May 2005 and was won by the Labour Party.
The voter turnout for the election was 61%, a slight increase from the 2001 election.
The British Council is bringing prominent journalists from around the world to spend time shadowing parliamentary candidates in the final week of the General Election campaign.
www.britishcouncil.org /governance-expertise-election2005.htm   (1169 words)

 British Columbia Elections (2001)
The NDP is currently (at dissolution) the government of British Columbia led by Ujjal Dosanjh and the Liberals led by Gordon Campbell.
The NDP is the underdog in the election, even the NDP admits to that, despite the fact they hold a majority government.
Dosanjh thinks this elections is the choice of what comes first, tax promises or direct help to families.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/life_in_canada/68749/1   (512 words)

 Emanuel Garrett: Viewing the British Elections (1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Thus, the evident bankruptcy of British capitalism, and the restiveness of the British masses combined in the victory of the British Labor Party to reaccredit reformism both as a system of theory and as an instrument of action.
In the election, the Labor Party majority was reduced from overwhelming superiority to a bare majority of six against the combined totals of the Conservatives and Liberals.
In a very true sense, the election was a contest for the middle class – revealing the strength of the Tories and the weakness of the Laborites.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/writers/garrett/1950/03/gblabor.htm   (3363 words)

 Ancestry.co.uk - Records of British Elections
Election campaigns are presently underway at the national level in Canada and the United States, and this leads me to the consideration of British electoral records as genealogical resources.
In the election of 1831, the last before passage of the first reform bill in 1832, a limited and prosperous electorate returned 70% of the members of Parliament from the area south of that line.
Elections generate pages and pages of newspaper reports and opinion and it was no different in the past.
www.ancestry.co.uk /learn/library/article.aspx?article=8707   (1033 words)

 The Epoch Times | Blair's Labor Party Shaken in British Elections
The Labor Party of British Prime Minister Tony Blair has lost one seat and nearly lost another in elections to fill two vacancies in parliament.
The election results have revealed a strong anti-war sentiment among voters in the English heartland cities of Birmingham and Leicester, which both have large Muslim communities.
British Muslim voters have traditionally supported Labor, but the Muslim community strongly opposes Britain's involvement in Iraq.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/4-7-16/22486.html   (482 words)

 1994 British Elections to the European Parliament
Looking at the results of the British elections to the European Parliament in detail, as set out in the table on the next page, one notices that the overall results in terms of seats won by each party give a highly distorted impression of party support.
A majority of British MEPs, 47 out of 84, were also elected with less than 50% of the vote in their constituencies.
One serious consequence of the British result, which tipped the balance in the new Parliament too far tot he left, was that the Parliament as its first act, (and initiated by British Labour MEPs), attempted to block the appointment of Luxembourg's prime minister, Jacques Santer, as president of the European Commission.
www.fairvote.org /reports/1995/chp7/wilder.html   (1128 words)

 2005 British General Election
The 2005 British Election Study (BES) is being conducted by the authors of this article.
In the run-up to the preceding (2001) general election, Labour was in a strong position-- the economy was robust, pluralities of voters were Labour party identifiers and favored Labour on key issues, and the party leader, Tony Blair, was viewed as having a massive "competence edge" over his rivals.
As election day approached, it became obvious that the Conservatives' negative campaign was not working; the party was trending downward in the polls, and the Liberal Democrats were moving smartly upward.
www.apsanet.org /section_577.cfm   (1158 words)

 CNN - British elections set for May 1 - Mar. 17, 1997
LONDON (CNN) -- British Prime Minister John Major on Monday called a national election for May 1, signaling the start of a six-week campaign which is likely to include the first broadcast debates between leaders of the major parties.
The election will involve all 659 seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of the British Parliament.
The election announcement was expected -- the Conservative party's five-year term would have ended on May 22 anyway.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9703/17/brit.elections   (610 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Chronicles | False hopes
Egyptian newspapers were preoccupied with British elections in May 1929, as their outcome was expected to deeply influence the country.
She was a leader of the British feminist movement, a prominent advocate of women's suffrage and one of the organisers of the British socialist movement 30 years before.
Al-Ahram was not greatly influenced by such points of view in the British press, as is evident in the lengthy editorial on "Egypt and the British Elections" which appeared on its front-page of 2 June.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2002/596/chrncls.htm   (3209 words)

 NOTM: The British Elections (Summer 1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
And in this election there was a gentleman’s agreement that neither party would seek to tie the hands of the British representatives at the forthcoming four-power conference by making the British position at that conference an issue in the campaign.
Since the election campaign was fought on lines determined by the right wing of the BLP, it is quite natural that they should seek to blame their defeat on the Bevanites.
Their tendency is to seek to reduce the alternatives for British foreign policy to a choice between war and “peaceful co-existence.” When the latter term is subjected to closer scrutiny, it turns out to mean a deal to divide the world peacefully among the rival imperialisms.
www.marxists.org /history/etol/newspape/ni/vol21/no02/notm-haskell.htm   (2073 words)

 British Elections
The policy of the International Socialist Group (ISG), the British section of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International, was: “Vote socialist where you can; vote Labour where you must.” That is, vote for the Scottish Socialist Party and the Socialist Alliance where they ran, and for Labour elsewhere.
Blair, of course, claims that the election has given him a massive mandate for change, and the second term is going to be far more reactionary than the first.
During the election campaign Blair began to make the case for joining the euro, but now we have had the rejection of the Nice treaty by the Irish electorate, and things are not so clear.
www.laborstandard.org /New_Postings/british_elections.htm   (2909 words)

 Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This website shows you links to resources which will help you understand and analyse what is going on with regard to electing a new government in the English-speaking countries which are most interesting to teachers and learners of English.
In the menu on the left you find links to interesting information on the General Election and other elections in the UK as well as important documents and teaching resources.
In the menu on the left you find links to interesting information on the US elections 2004 as well as important documents and teaching resources.
www.learn-line.nrw.de /angebote/election   (118 words)

 New Report Finds British Elections More Accessible
In the 2000 elections, 69% of the polling stations were found to be inaccessible - but this is a big improvement over the 94% of polls found to be inaccessible in 1997.
The act expands the assistance to be provided to disabled voters; specifies that people who reside in mental hospitals can use the hospital as an address and are eligible to vote; and provides that voters be allowed to cast a postal vote if they wish.
Noting that fewer than 60% of the electorate voted in the election, the report says that issues of important to minority groups such as disabled people received little attention in the campaign.
www.disabilityworld.org /09-10_01/gov/election.shtml   (562 words)

 Elections in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is relatively easy to stand for election as an independent candidate, although wins are very rare and usually involve special circumstances (for example Martin Bell's 1997 victory against the discredited Conservative MP Neil Hamilton was aided by the major parties standing aside and not contesting the election).
United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.
Labour passed the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, which created the Electoral Commission, which from 2000 was responsible for the running of elections, referendums and to limited extent regulates party funding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_the_United_Kingdom   (4293 words)

 US ready to yield on Iraq elections, say British - www.smh.com.au
British officials insist that the argument has been accepted by Mr Bremer and the State Department but they are less certain that the whole Republican administration has accepted the position.
A key factor in the timing of elections in Iraq has been George Bush's determination to have power transferred to Iraqis before the US presidential election in November.
Mr Bremer and his British deputy, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, persuaded the United Nations secretary-general, Kofi Annan, in New York on Monday to send a mission to Iraq to look at the feasibility of direct elections and to discuss their findings with Ayatollah al-Sistani.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/01/21/1074360835292.html   (552 words)

 CNN - Conservatives lose ground in local British elections - May 3, 1996
A general election to determine the country's leadership is just about one year away.
Analysts say the local elections are not as much votes of confidence for Labour Party as they are votes against the Conservatives and the way they run the country.
The swing in Thursday's election compared with the 1992 general election was 12 percent.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9605/03/britain.elections   (563 words)

 ::: Journal of Astrology :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This time, when the British elections will be held in May, 2001 as I read in the newspapers, let me again make a prediction before any polls come out.
Using methods based on serious astrological research on elections in India, I had earlier made a prediction stating that there would be no mid-term poll in India.
The television announced that elections to the British parliament would be held on May 1.
www.journalofastrology.com /articles/Tony_Blair_British_Elections.htm   (750 words)

 British MP George Galloway: Elections in Occupied Iraq "Flawed Beyond Redemption"
An election held under foreign military occupation is always, by definition, utterly flawed.
The facts are that it is simply impossible to hold an election when there is a full-scale war going on between the occupying armies and the resistance forces.
And we want democratic elections in Iraq, too, but these are not democratic elections and these elections will solve nothing and may even add to the problem.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article7939.htm   (1087 words)

 ::American v British elections::
The date of each US national election is set in stone and the President goes into it on the back of whatever news is around at the time — be it good or bad.
The next US national election is on the first Tuesday in November 2008 and there is nothing the Republicans or G W Bush can do about this.
In America, the election campaign starts in January in the year of the election with primaries and caucuses, leaving 10 months until the actual election.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /american_v_british_elections.htm   (908 words)

 Politics of the British Virgin Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the British Virgin Islands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The British Virgin Islands is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in the British Virgin Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands   (328 words)

 British Governments and Elections Since 1945
This table is a summary of British general election results since 1945, and gives the seats, majorities, and percentage votes obtained by the major parties, together with the current party leaders and number of lost deposits.
Detailed constituency election results, together with aggregate data, may be accessed by clicking on some of the election dates.
No sitting Speaker contested the election: a Labour MP became Speaker after the election, thus increasing the effective majority by one.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/uktable.htm   (134 words)

 Democratic Vista: British Elections
I'm not sure what kind of press the British elections have gotten back in the States, but in Europe it's understandably a huge deal.
But it's important to understand that hostility to Blair was not simply about the decision to go to war, but how he did it, how he appeared to have been less than forthright, and how this characterological duplicity reflected broader discontent with his management style on domestic issues as well.
The only thing I would add is that when it comes to "how he did it," the British media were also much more assiduous than their American brethren in terms of documenting the manipulation of Iraqi intelligence.
democraticvista.blogspot.com /2005/05/british-elections.html   (309 words)

 The British Elections: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy
Despite the scant attention they have received in the United States, the UK’s May 4 local elections were a political earthquake that dramatically altered the electoral landscape in America’s closest ally.
Third and most immediately, the elections prompted a major Cabinet reshuffle, which saw the exit of Jack Straw and the appointment of Margaret Beckett as Britain’s first woman foreign secretary.
A key Cabinet casualty of the Labour Party election debacle was Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who was axed from his post and demoted to Leader of the House of Commons.
www.heritage.org /Research/Europe/wm1070.cfm   (2064 words)

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