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  United Kingdom general election, 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
The elections were marked by apathy from the voting public, with turnout falling by to 59%, the lowest since the Coupon Election of 1918.
The election had been expected in May, to coincide with local elections, but both were postponed because of rural movement restrictions imposed in response to a foot and mouth outbreak.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (615 words)

 Member of Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MPs to the Lok Sabha are elected popularly by constentuencies in the Indian states and union territories, while MPs to the Rajya Sabha are elected by State legislatures.
The members of the Dewan Rakyat are elected in general elections or by-elections, whereas the members of the Dewan Negara are appointed by the king, in recognition of outstanding service to their country, or chosen by the states.
MPs in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected in general elections and by-elections to represent constituencies by the first-past-the-post system of election, and may remain MPs until Parliament is dissolved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Member_of_Parliament   (1196 words)

 Wikinfo | Member of Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A Member of Parliament, also known as an MP is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house, or House of Commons.
The British Parliament is divided into the House of Commons and the House of Lords and it is often assumed that an MP is a member of Commons, but they can be a member of either house.
MPs in the House of Commons are elected for a period of five years or until Parliament is dissolved.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Member_of_Parliament   (345 words)

 Elections Canada On-Line | About Elections Canada
If elections were always held on the same date at specific intervals, then the public (not to mention opposition parties) would know well in advance when they would go to the polls, and governments would be forced to accept the public's decision regardless of whether the immediate circumstances favoured them.
If fixing election dates meant that the latter option was unavailable, then the Governor General would have to appoint someone else to form a government to serve until the next date fixed for an election.
Election dates are fixed in the Australian state of Victoria, but mid-term elections can still be called if the government should lose a confidence vote, if the premier should request a dissolution, or if no party should find majority support.
www.elections.ca /eca/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=130&lang=e&frmPageSize=&textonly=false   (3148 words)

 Wikinfo | British House of Commons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The House of Commons elects a Speaker, who controls the day-to-day running of the House and is empowered to call on members to speak during debates.
Upon election, he or she resigns from the political party, and by convention the major parties traditionally do not oppose the re-election of the Speaker in his/her constituency.
The House of Commons called an election in 1910 and the Liberals were successfully reelected, though not by as large a margin as the previous election.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=British_House_of_Commons   (3866 words)

 Member of Parliament - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house.
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.
Nonetheless, the letters "MP" are appended as a post-nominal to an individual's name only if that person is a member of the House of Commons; that House currently has 659 members.
www.indopedia.org /MPs.html   (507 words)

 Kennedy School Op-Ed: Pippa Norris: How to Make Wasted Votes Count
Turnout was about 10 per cent higher in marginal seats: the closer the anticipated outcome in any election, the greater the incentive for electors to cast a ballot and for parties to mobilise their support through get-out-the-vote drives.
A comparison of elections during the 1990s in 164 nations found that turnout was 70 per cent under all PR systems, 10 per cent higher than in countries using majoritarian systems like ours.
In contrast, PR elections with low vote thresholds and with many members elected from each district, such as the party list system used in the Netherlands, increase minor parties' chances, and this increases the incentive for their supporters to participate.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /ksgnews/Features/opeds/061505_norris.htm   (580 words)

 The Hindu News Update Service
In the last elections, five NRI MPs were elected on Labour ticket while a Liberal Democrat was chosen in a by-election.
The Labour MPs elected are: Keith Vaz (Leicester East), former Minister for Commonwealth and Foreign Office, Dr Ashok Kumar (Northhampton), Marsha Singh (Bradford), Piara Singh Khabra (Southall-Ealing) and Paramjit Singh Danda (Gloucester).
Vaz won the elections with a record margin of 15,800 - about 2,400 votes more than in the 2001 elections.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/holnus/001200505061964.htm   (248 words)

After all, both countries hold free elections, are respectful of human rights and uphold many civil liberties that are codified in documents such as the Bill of Rights or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The highest ranking official in government is not an elected representative, not even a Canadian (residing in or born in), but rather an un-elected British monarch.
MP elections held on date of Prime Minister's choosing, within a 5 year limit*.
www.unitednorthamerica.org /democracy.htm   (4205 words)

 Support groups discuss for Democracy Dawn in Burma
At a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for Burma in March 2001, the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Power said, “Although we are encouraged by this ongoing dialogue and recent release of political prisoners, we are mindful that the Burmese regime continues to systematically violate the fundamental basic human rights of its citizens.
Although the multi-party elections were allowed to be held in May 1990, the military regime did not hand over power to the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party, which won 392 seats of 485 parliamentary seats in the elections.
Many elected Members of Parliament who were able to escape from the arrest of military junta came over to the border areas of the country to join the students and youth in the fight against the government in Burma.
www.mizzima.com /mizzima/seminars/2001/index.htm   (5954 words)

 House of Lords Reform.
Election would be by a "secondary mandate" system under which seats would be allocated according to the parties' share of the vote in the general election to the House of Commons.
In November 2001, almost two years after receiving a Royal Commission report called A House for the Future, and almost three years after the setting up of that commission, the government announced its proposals for the "final" stage of reform of the second legislative chamber, the House of Lords.
Newspapers reported Tory MPs as characterising the proposals as an “insult to democracy.” Senior Conservatives were said to be considering aligning themselves with Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs in support of a “more democratic” chamber, despite their party’s past defence of hereditary legislators.
www.centreforcitizenship.org /lords.html   (2693 words)

 usnews.com: Opinion: Michael Barone: The state of play in British politics today (4/29/04)
The promise to hold a referendum on the euro kept the issue from hurting Labor in the 1997 and 2001 elections; the promise to hold a referendum on an EU constitution (which still needs to be finally negotiated, and may not be) may keep the issue from hurting Labor in 2005.
From the early 1960s until 1997, British polls have mostly showed the government behind the opposition; my theory is that British voters have figured out that expressing opposition to the government party is one way to cabin in the theoretically near-dictatorial powers of the prime minister under the British parliamentary system.
British psephologists say that the Tories will have to beat Labor by as much as 8 percent in the popular vote to win a majority in the House of Commons.
www.usnews.com /usnews/opinion/baroneweb/mb_040429.htm   (2709 words)

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Elections were held for all directly-elected members of the House of Assembly following its premature dissolution.
On 7 December 2005, early elections for the 15 directly elected seats in the House of Assembly were contested by 34 candidates representing three political parties: Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves' Unity Labor Party (ULP) with 15 candidates, minority leader Mr.
In the previous elections held in March 2001, the ULP won 12 seats while the remaining three went to the NDP.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/2271.htm   (464 words)

 The Context of British Politics
It is further implied that in a demo­cracy, between elections, pressure groups and the mass media should give expression to public opinions, although attitudes vary as to the extent to which the Government should, or in practical terms could, be expected to respond to public opinions between elections.
Britain was described as relatively homogeneous in its socio-economic composition, while the British people were said to exhibit a considerable degree of consensus on political issues and show a large amount of deference to political leaders and to the political system as a whole.
After losing the two elections of February and October 1974, Heath was forced to hold a ballot for the Party leadership in February 1975 in which he was defeated by Margaret Thatcher.
www.angelfire.com /dragon/asif/The_Context_of_British_Politics.htm   (3317 words)

 :: ak13 :: It’s a numbers game
In an election that was not just a victory but a landslide, fewer than one in four of the electorate cast their vote for Labour.
However, the 2001 election was something of a special case.
To give you some sense of the scale of those figures, and the level of apathy seen in the 2001 election, let's look at the other example of British democracy at its finest: the reality TV phone in.
www.ak13.com /article.php?id=95   (1088 words)

 BBC NEWS | VOTE2001 | LOCAL ELECTIONS | Local elections: 7 June
As well as the general election, local elections are taking place on 7 June in England and Northern Ireland.
This round of local elections was previously contested on 1 May 1997, the same day as the last general election.
Some 582 councillors will be elected by the Single Transferable Vote system of proportional representation, under which voters rank candidates in order of preference.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001/hi/english/local_elections/newsid_1304000/1304798.stm   (316 words)

 Bermuda and Great Britain
It is based on old British military Field Marshals, with a white pith helmet with dyed scarlet swan's feathers plumage and Mameluke sword by Wilkinson Sword.
The file British Army Units in Bermuda from 1776 to 1953 is because Bermuda was then strategically important.
He used to be a British Army officer on a secondment of about 2 years but this was stopped after both the Governor and his ADC - Captain Hugh Sayers, Welsh Guards - were assassinated in March 1973 while walking in the grounds of Government House.
www.bermuda-online.org /colonial.htm   (4786 words)

 The Colonial Venture of Ireland, Part 3
In the Irish general election of 1918 (which was part of the United Kingdom’s general election), Sinn Féin won 73 of 105 seats; 36 of the elected were in jail at the time.
The Irish election of 1920 was a public vote of confidence for the suppressed Irish government, with Belfast being virtually the only dissenting voice.
The British responded harshly in the hope of imposing swift order; after all, British troops were needed in India, which was also in rebellion.
www.fff.org /freedom/fd0407e.asp   (1999 words)

 Politics of Bangladesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Once elections have been held and a new government and Parliament are in place, the president's powers and position revert to their largely ceremonial role.
These elections, which were contested by more than 30 parties, marked the culmination of Zia's transformation of Bangladesh's Government from the MLA to a democratically elected, constitutional one.
Although international and domestic election observers found the June 1996 election free and fair, the BNP protested alleged vote rigging by the Awami League.
brandt.kurowski.net /projects/lsa/wiki/view.cgi?doc=818   (2506 words)

In the 1988 general elections most members of parliament were not elected but selected by the party.
The British judges who have continued to serve Kenya as part of the British overseas development aid are more susceptible to the manipulation than their Kenyan counterparts because they are seconded on contracts.
In the build-up to the 1997 elections, opposition demonstrations in favor of constitutional reforms to ensure free and fair elections were met with police beatings.
web.africa.ufl.edu /asq/v5/v5i1a1.htm   (8008 words)

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Indirectly elected members: one member is chosen by each of the 10 regional democratic councils and two further members by the National Congress of Local Democratic Organs.
Elections were held for all seats in Parliament two months after the normal expiry of the members' term of office.
On 31 March 2001 Mr Bharrat Jagdeo, the leader of the People's Progressive Party was sworn in for a new term as President of the country.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/2135.htm   (1017 words)

 The Militant - July 2, 2001 -- Sinn Fein advances in local and UK elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The election was marked by an increase in polarization, with Sinn Fein and the right-wing pro-British Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) both scoring gains.
In the words of its election manifesto, Sinn Fein campaigned for "a united Ireland which delivers real social and economic change." The party’s candidates defended the Good Friday agreement, a 1998 accord under which London granted a measure of self government in Northern Ireland, along with other concessions.
It is the largest party in Northern Ireland and is treated by London as its key ally among the increasingly divided parties supporting British rule.
www.themilitant.com /2001/6525/652567.html   (406 words)

 Raffique Shah - Stealing Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It was not the first or only instance of gross irregularities in an election in the region; there have been allegations of corruption in the electoral process in almost every island-state.
The British Government (Guiana was still a colony) soon moved with force against “the communists”, suspending the Constitution and imposing rule by decree.
The 1968 general election and the local government election were fraudulent from beginning to end...Without fabricated, padded voters’ lists, extensive proxy voting and ballot box tampering, the PNC could not win.
www.trinicenter.com /Raffique/Nov/Burnham.htm   (1038 words)

Its aim is to increase the turnout at elections for all these tiers of government.
The fact that only c.50% of people vote in American presidential elections is a sign of the country’s maturity rather than its decline, he said.
From my long experience of observing elections in the former Soviet Union I can see that several practices introduced or extended by the new legislation are all too familiar in that part of the world.
www.bhhrg.org /CountryReport.asp?ReportID=23&CountryID=11   (838 words)

 Sinn Féin: Gerry Adams
In December of the same year he was banned by British Home Secretary William Whitelaw, under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, from entering Britain to speak to Labour MPs and councillors at the invitation of the leader of the Greater London Council, Ken Livingstone MP.
The ban was lifted in June 1983 when he was elected MP for West Belfast with a majority of more than 5,000.
In the Forum elections in the Six Counties in 1996, Sinn Féin topped the poll in West Belfast when Gerry Adams was elected to head the Sinn Féin negotiations team.
sinnfein.ie /elections/candidate/53   (562 words)

 SFGate: World Views
Considering that last summer's London bombers had emerged from British Muslim communities, the BBC notes that "an emerging generation of [Muslim] community leaders [is now] admitting that problems need to be faced.
Daniel Levy took part in Israel's negotiating team at the Oslo talks (which led to the 1993 Oslo Accord) and at the later Taba talks (2001); he was the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative, which was launched in December 2003.
López Obrador, because he was the first to say that the election was not clean, that there was fraud." Poniatowska calls a total recount of the presidential vote the "only solution" to put to rest any doubts Mexicans might have or will have in the future about the character of this year's election.
www.sfgate.com /columnists/worldviews   (6981 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Election 2005 | Blair secures historic third term
Mr Blair is the only Labour leader to have won three elections in a row but his margin of victory is less than half what it was in the Labour landslides of 1997 and 2001 - and he has the lowest share of the vote for a ruling party in modern times.
Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy said voters had ushered in a new era of three-party politics as he was returned as an MP by an overwhelming majority.
In a further sign of the impact of the Iraq war, there was a significant swing from Labour to Lib Dem in most of the 40 seats with a large Muslim population.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/frontpage/4519863.stm   (1177 words)

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