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  Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in the U.K. - Elections to the House of Commons
The United Kingdom Parliament is composed of the Crown, that is the monarch, the House of Lords, an appointive and hereditary upper chamber, and the popularly elected lower chamber, the House of Commons.
For general election purposes, the United Kingdom is currently divided into 646 constituencies, each of which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, elected for a maximum term of five years.
As a result, the average number of electors per constituency for the 2001 election was 67,380, but the individual constituencies ranged from a low of 21,706 electors in the Western Isles (in Scotland's north-western coast) to a high of 104,431 in the Isle of Wight (located off the coast of southern England).
electionresources.org /uk   (2550 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet / Recursos Electorales en la Internet
Elections to the New Zealand House of Representatives and Elections to the German Bundestag describe the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) representation system used in both countries, with results of parliamentary elections held in New Zealand from 1996 to 2005 and in Germany from 1972 to 2005.
The results of parliamentary elections held in Portugal since 1975 (now including results of the early legislative election held on Sunday, February 20, 2005), as well as a description of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Portuguese legislature are available in Elections to the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic.
The results of parliamentary elections held in Denmark since 1990 (now including final results of the early parliamentary election held on Tuesday, February 8, 2005), as well as an overview of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Danish legislature are available in Elections to the Danish Folketing.
www.electionresources.org   (1087 words)

 UK Parliament - elections
General elections are elections of the whole House of Commons at one time: one Member of Parliament for each constituency in the United Kingdom.
The election timetable is then halted and starts again from the beginning of the timetable 28 days after proof of death has been received by the returning officer.  This new poll is not a by-election, but a delayed poll of the general election.
A parliamentary by-election is held when a seat falls vacant in the House of Commons, because an MP dies, resigns or can no longer be an MP for some other reason, such as being made a member of the House of Lords.
www.parliament.uk /works/elections.cfm   (955 words)

 United Kingdom (05/06)
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900.
The United Kingdom is a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is one of NATO's major European maritime, air, and land powers; it ranks third among NATO countries in total defense expenditure.
The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4116 words)

 United Kingdom Election Results
Results of elections to the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2005 are being added.
Election results from the general election of 1983 onwards are in these files in the same order.
European Parliamentary Election in Yorkshire and the Humber region by constituency, 1999.
www.election.demon.co.uk   (1198 words)

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Today, the true power of the United Kingdoms constitutional monarchy lays in the House of Commons under the guidance of the Prime Minster, who is chosen by a direct election of the people, in open to all United Kingdom citizens.
The total election percentage was below 60% of the eligible voters in the United Kingdom during the 2001 elections, which is scary when this is the life blood of democracy is the election process.
United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth I, added her one 350 years after she died, as Queen Elizabeth the II came to power in an attempt to differentiate the two individuals.
www.mnstate.edu /baumannp/Pol350/Assign/Meartz_2.doc   (1438 words)

 The British Isles and all that ...
The population of the United Kingdom at the 2001 census was 58.8m.
The population of the republic at the 1996 census was 3.6m (estimated to be 3.9m in 2002).
United Kingdom and Ireland become co-signatories to the Single European Act along with the Kingdom of the Belgians, the Kingdom of Denmark, the French Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Hellenic Republic, the Italian Republic, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Portuguese Republic and the Kingdom of Spain
www.macs.hw.ac.uk /britishisles   (1683 words)

 United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.
United Kingdom - United Kingdom The name adopted on January 1st, 1801, when Great Britain and Ireland were united.
Devolution in the United Kingdom: statehood and citizenship in transition.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108078.html   (3039 words)

 United Kingdom general elections - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of United Kingdom general elections since the first in 1802.
The date given in the table for elections prior to 1918 is the date Parliament assembled after the election, which could be in the year after the general election.
The majority figure given is for the difference between the number of MPs elected at the general election from the party (or parties) of the government, as opposed to all other parties (some of which may have been giving some support to the government, but were not participating in a coalition).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_elections   (569 words)

 Elections and Electoral Systems by Country
The Center for Voting and Democracy is dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters are represented.
Verified Voting champion reliable and publicly verifiable elections in the United States.
The non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /election.htm   (1400 words)

 UNITED KINGDOM: parliamentary elections House of Commons, 2001
Elections were held for all the seats in the House of Commons after the dissolution of Parliament in May 2001.
The local elections had been initially scheduled for 3 May 2001, but were postponed because of the outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease.
On 14 May 2001, Parliament was officially dissolved by proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II and 3,319 candidates registered to contest the 659 seats in the House of Commons.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2335_01.htm   (449 words)

 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: United Kingdom is located off the northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
It is separated from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.
The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/unitedki.htm   (2673 words)

 Elections in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The official gateway of the United Kingdom is located 10, Downing Street and informs about the Cabinet.
It centralizes all the public and governmental ressources of the United Kingdom, allowing an alphabetical research and an easy acces to the services provided by tha Administration.
United Kingdom's section of this web on political leaders since 1945.
www.diplomaticnet.com /uk/act/act3.html   (603 words)

 United Kingdom travel guide - Wikitravel
The capital city of the United Kingdom (and the largest city) is London.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with a queen (or king) as the head of state, and a prime minister as the democratically elected head of government.
Most basic mapping in the United Kingdom is undertaken by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (in England, Scotland and Wales) and the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
wikitravel.org /en/United_Kingdom   (13303 words)

 UNITED KINGDOM: parliamentary elections House of Commons, 1997
Elections were held for all the seats in the House of Commons on the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
On 17 March 1997, Prime Minister John Major (Conservative Party) announced that general elections would take place on 1 May. Parliament was dissolved by the Queen on 8 April.
This was borne out on election day, as the latter swept to a historic landslide victory, capturing a total of 418 Commons seats (a gain of 147) as the Conservatives lost over half their total, retaining only 165.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2335_97.htm   (482 words)

Elections provide the most regular mechanism for the general public to influence politics, and they play a central role in the allocation of political power.
The module will first cover the history of modern electoral politics in the United Kingdom, before going on to examine major 'macro' influences on election outcomes, such as electoral systems.
The focus will then shift to examining 'individual-level' understandings of elections, by exploring the formation of public opinion and theories of individual voting behaviour.
www.aber.ac.uk /modules/2008/IP39420.html   (315 words)

 United Kingdom general elections overview - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United Kingdom general elections overview provides an overview of United Kingdom General Election results since 1922.
This 1922 election was the first election in the new United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, after the Anglo-Irish War had lead to the secession of the Irish Free State.
There was also a mini-revival of the Liberal Party who, after a merger with the Social Democratic Party became the Liberal Democrats and increased their seats in parliament from 11 in the 1979 election to 62 by 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_elections_overview   (634 words)

 Gordon Brown's kingdom? Scotland between elections Contemporary Review - Find Articles
The British general election in May was by and large reckoned to be on the dull side.
The main cause of some of the dullness and most of the confusion was that both the main parties tended to fight the election on the state of public services in which Whitehall and Westminster have shed their Scottish responsibilities.
And that may be inevitable while the Westminster Parliament is both the legislature for United Kingdom matters (such as social security and immigration as well as defence and foreign policy) and for purely English questions.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_1675_287/ai_n15634441   (879 words)

 United Kingdom General Elections - Brittany - AngloINFO Bretagne (France)
For any further information please contact the ERO in the local government office in the constituency where you last resided in the United Kingdom, or your nearest British Consulate General.
If you require the postal vote to be sent to an overseas address, you should be confident that the postal services can deliver it to you and return it to the relevant election office in the UK within five working days.
For a General Election the proxy must be a British, Commonwealth or Irish citizen.
brittany.angloinfo.com /countries/france/ukvote.asp   (792 words)

 Elections in Puerto Rico: Links
Elections to the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic
Elections to the Dutch Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives)
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Opinion 04-2610: Rosselló-González v.
electionspuertorico.org /links.html   (192 words)

 UK Elect: News
The Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections on May 6th 1999 left Labour as the largest party but short of an overall majority.
The 1999 United Kingdom local elections produced mixed results for all the major parties.
As with the previous year a major feature of the elections was the low turnout and continuing general lack of interest from the public.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/timb/News.htm   (192 words)

 The Haworth Press Online Catalog
Winning Elections with Political Marketing is a unique look at the election process on both sides of the Atlantic, providing rare insight into how modern political communication and marketing strategies are used in the United States and the United Kingdom.
While the national election cycles of the two countries may be fundamentally different, their election processes share one thing in common-a trend toward “permanent campaigning” through embedded marketing tactics that’s becoming standard practice in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Winning Elections with Political Marketing is an essential resource for political practitioners, researchers, and scholars, candidates seeking political office, lobbyists, political action groups, public relations professionals, journalists, fundraisers, advertising specialists, and anyone with an interest in the political process.
www.haworthpress.com /store/product.asp?sku=5879   (373 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Member of Parliament
Before 1951, New Zealand had a two-chambered (bicameral) parliament, and there were two designations — MHR (Member of the House of Representatives, the body which survives today) and MLC (Member of the Legislative Council).
The British Parliament is divided into the House of Commons and the House of Lords; though it is often assumed that an MP is a member of Commons, they can be a member of either house.
The representatives from the Dewan Rakyat are elected in the general elections, or by- elections, as opposed to the members of the Dewan Negara who are appointed by the King, in recognition to outstanding service to the country in various fields.The various State Governments also have the power to appoint Senators,propotionate to the state's size.
singaporemoms.com /parenting/MP   (568 words)

 United Kingdom Electoral Act 2003
WHEREAS Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has failed to retract, or even make provision, for the electoral rights of British citizens residing within sovereign Ibrosian Territory,
BRITISH CITIZENSHIP – For the purposes of this Act, a British Citizen shall be construed as a person resident within the Ibrosian Democracy who holds the status as British Citizen under the applicable legislation of the United Kingdom.
ELECTORAL ISSUES – (1) It shall be lawful for citizens of the Great Commonwealth resident within the Ibrosian Democracy who hold the status of British Citizen in the United Kingdom to vote in United Kingdom elections and referenda.
members.tripod.com /gcligov/May2003/AT-05-03-02.htm   (482 words)

 United Kingdom elections, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
local elections in many parts of England and Wales.
In many districts ward boundaries were redrawn and so the entire council was being re-elected.
They lost control of several large (and traditionally Labour) councils, including Newcastle upon Tyne and Leeds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_elections,_2004   (280 words)

 International IDEA | Voter Turnout
Regularly updated voter turnout figures for national presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945 are presented country by country, (click on the maps) using both the number of registered voters and voting age population as indicators.
Where available, we also include the spoilt ballot rate for each election.
Included also are the most recent indicators of literacy and human development, along with the type of electoral system currently used and whether voting is compulsory or not.
www.idea.int /vt   (168 words)

 Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the UN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, congratulates Prime Minister Tony Blair on New Labour Party’s historic victory in the United Kingdom’s general elections yesterday.
The President is confident that the partnership between the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, which has an invaluable asset to Afghanistan’s stabilisation and recovery over the three and half years, will be further strengthened.
Taking this opportunity, the President thanks Prime Minister Blair for the dependable support that the United Kingdom, under his leadership, has provided to Afghanistan.
www.un.int /afghanistan/HKarzai-BlairVictory-may062005.htm   (197 words)

 IFES Election Guide - Country Profile: United Kingdom - Elections
Tony Blair’s Labor Party won the May 5 general election with a margin of victory of 66, down from 167 in 2001.
The Labour Party retained its majority in parliament in the June 7th general election, thus ensuring Tony Blair's second term as prime minister.
This election represents the first time that the Labour Party has won two consecutive majorities in parliamentary elections.
www.electionguide.org /country-news.php?ID=225   (674 words)

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