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  Scottish Parliament - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The elections for the Scottish Parliament were the first in the UK to use the Additional Member System (AMS), which is a method of proportional representation (although various forms of PR had already been used in EU Parliamentary elections, and in Northern Ireland for local councils and the Assembly).
The Scottish Parliament returned after the Restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660, and, although initially docile, gradually came to exert considerable influence over the Crown—removing the clergy's right to attend in 1689 and finally abolishing the Lords of the Articles in 1690.
An election was held in May 1999, and power was transferred from Westminster on 1 July 1999 to the new Parliament in its temporary home in the General Assembly Hall on the Royal Mile.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /scottish_parliament.htm   (2888 words)

  
 Politics of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scottish and English crowns were unified in 1603 when James VI of Scotland became James I of England.
The election of the Labour government in 1997 ensured that there would be a referendum on establishing a devolved Scottish Parliament.
To replace the Scottish Office, the former UK government department who fought in Scotland's corner, a devolved administration called the Scottish Executive was established, with the First Minister of Scotland at its head.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Politics_of_Scotland   (2155 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: British elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office.
After Labour's poor performance in the PR elections in the devolved assemblies - failure to win an outright majority in the proportional hybrid AMS elections to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly, the case for reform within the Labour party was further diminished.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-elections   (2540 words)

  
 Politics of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections for Community Councils are determined by the Local Authority but the law does state that candidates cannot stand on a party-political ticket.
The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) were formed in 1998 and operate as the foremost political party of the far-left in Scotland.
The Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party (SSCUP) were formed just in time to contest the 2003 elections to the Scottish Parliament.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Scotland   (2257 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Scottish Parliamentary Election, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The results were characterised by the rise in support for the Scottish Green Party and the Scottish Socialist Party - both parties outwith the "main four" - and a decline in support for both the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP).
The Scottish Parliament (PÃ rlamaid na h-Alba in Gaelic, Scots Pairlament in Scots) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland.
Local elections in various parts of the United Kingdom were held on May 1, 2003, on the same day as the Scottish Parliamentary Election, 2003 and the Welsh Assembly Election, 2003.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scottish-Parliamentary-Election,-2003   (963 words)

  
 Politics of Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At one stage, Scottish peers were entitled to elect sixteen representative peerss to the House of Lords.
The National Government won the vast majority of Scottish seats in 1931 and 1935: the Liberal Party was banished to the Highlands and Islands and was no longer a significant force in Central Scotland.
Jim Sillars won the Govan by-election for the S.N.P. This election was a disappointment for Labour and the S.N.P in Scotland.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/politics_of_scotland   (2002 words)

  
 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scottish Parliament (''Pàrlamaid na h-Alba'' in Gaelic, ''Scots Pairlament'' in Scots) is the national unicameral legislature of Scotland.
For the next three hundred years the Scottish Parliament remained an important element in Scottish national identity, and suggestions for a 'devolved' parliament were made before 1911.
Since 1999, the death in office of Donald_Dewar, Scotland's first First Minister, and the resignation brought on by a business conflict of interest of his successor Henry_McLeish, have meant that the first years of the parliament have not been easy.
www.flowergods.com /Scottish_Parliament   (1474 words)

  
 Scottish parliamentary election, 1999 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The polling date for the first Scottish Parliament election was held on 6 May 1999.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) had polled well in opinion polls running up to the election, gaining some 40% approval ratings and leading Labour, but this level of support was not maintained, and SNP eventually polled behind Labour.
The Conservatives failed to win a single constituency seat (as they had done in Scotland in the 1997 UK general election).
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_Parliamentary_Election,_1999   (190 words)

  
 Statutory Instruments 1999 No. 787
Local election rules: declaration to be made by the companion of a blind voter.
Where the poll at a Scottish parliamentary election is taken with the poll at a local government election under article 13(1) or (2), the Scottish Parliamentary Election Rules in Schedule 2 to this Order shall have effect subject to the modifications set out in the remaining paragraphs of this Part.
In rule 1 of the local election rules, in the entry relating to polling, for "8 in the morning and 9" there shall be substituted "7 in the morning and 10".
www.hmso.gov.uk /si/si1999/99078714.htm   (3285 words)

  
 Tricia Marwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tricia Marwick is the Scottish National Party MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife.
She has been MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife since 1999 and contested Central Fife in the 2003, although she narrowly failed to win that particualar seat and was re-elected to serve Mid Scotland and Fife through the Additional Members System.
She is the vice convener of the SNP Parliamentary Group and as such is a member of the Party's National Executive Committee, and is the chief whip.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tricia_Marwick   (145 words)

  
 POLITICS OF SCOTLAND FACTS AND INFORMATION
The election of the Labour government in 1997 ensured that there would be a referendum on establishing a devolved Scottish_Parliament.
To replace the Scottish Office, the former UK government department who fought in Scotland's corner, a devolved administration called the Scottish_Executive was established, with the First_Minister_of_Scotland at its head.
1999: Unlike 1979, Scottish voters delivered a decisive "Yes" vote in the referendum on establishing a Scottish_Parliament.
www.gottaorderflowers.com /Politics_of_Scotland   (2122 words)

  
 SSP Manifesto for Scottish Parliamentary Election 2003
In contrast to the practice in parties such as Labour and the SNP, Scottish Socialist Party candidates are elected on the basis of a 'one member - one vote' secret ballot.
The Scottish Socialist Party believes that elected politicians should be paid a fair salary which is in line with that paid to other skilled and professional workers.
The Scottish Socialist Party is already one of the strongest anti-capitalist, pro-socialist parties in Europe.
www.scottishsocialistparty.org /election03/manifesto5.html   (1711 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Election - 2005 UK General Election coverage from Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SCOTTISH Nationalists were today facing up to their failure to win either of the crucial by- elections which provided Scotland's biggest electoral test since the General Election in May.
A LIBERAL Democrat parliamentary candidate whose death forced a delay to a general election poll...
THE shock of election night was George Galloway's dramatic defeat of the Blairite loyalist Oona...
election.scotsman.com   (396 words)

  
 Statutory Instruments 1999 No. 787
(ii) an election court find and report that the election of the candidate was procured or materially assisted in consequence of the making or publish ing of such false statements.
(4) Any person who, before or during a Scottish parliamentary election, knowingly publishes a false statement of a withdrawal of candidature at the election for the purpose of promoting or procuring a particular result at that election shall be guilty of an illegal practice.
Any person who corruptly induces or procures any other person to withdraw from being a candidate at a Scottish parliamentary election, in consideration of any payment or promise of payment, and any person withdrawing in pursuance of the inducement or procurement, shall be guilty of an illegal payment.
www.hmso.gov.uk /si/si1999/99078705.htm   (3669 words)

  
 Aberdeen Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the 1994 Regional elections, Labour obtained 45.5% in the new boundaries compared to 20.6% for the SNP and 19.1% for the Conservatives.
In the 1997 Westminster election, Labour's Frank Doran, who was MP for Aberdeen South between 1987 and 1992 returned to London as MP for Aberdeen Central with 49.8 % of the vote and a 10,801 majority.
In the Scottish Parliamentary election of 1999, there was an 11.7 % swing from Labour to the SNP in Aberdeen Central.
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 Scottish National Party - dKosopedia
The Scottish National Party was formed in 1934 by the merger of the National Party of Scotland (a group of former Liberals and Labourites who favored Scottish independence) and the Scottish Party (a group of former Conservatives who favored Home Rule, ie autonomy within the UK).
Ewing's election, and SNP gains in local elections, led Harold Wilson's Labour Government to establish the Kilbrandon Commission to set up the blueprint for the establishment of a devolved Scottish Assembly.
Under Tony Blair's Labour Government, the Scottish Parliament was re-established, and in the first Scottish Parliamentary election of 1999 the SNP won 35 seats.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Scottish_National_Party   (333 words)

  
 Scottish Parliamentary Election, 2003
The polling date for the second Scottish Parliament election was held on 1st May, 2003.
The results were characterised by the rise in support for parties outwith the "main four" and a decline in support for both the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Despite predictions of a collapse in their support the Tories vote held up well and they managed to win three constituencies, as opposed to none in the previous election.
www.ukpedia.com /s/scottish-parliamentary-election-2003.html   (164 words)

  
 Scots want more powers
The study compares findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey of 2000 with earlier measures of Scottish public opinion taken shortly after the Referendum in 1997 and also after the first Scottish parliamentary election in 1999.
The Scottish demand for greater powers at Holyrood is not, however, accompanied by a headlong rush to Independence.
Findings are drawn from the British and Scottish election survey of 1997, the Referendum survey of 1999, the Scottish parliamentary election survey of 1999, and the Scottish Social Attitudes survey of 2000.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-10/esr-swm100501.php   (696 words)

  
 BBC News | Euros 99 | UK Regions | Scotland
At the 1997 general election Labour won 56 seats, the Liberal Democrats 10 and the Scottish National Party 6.
The Liberal Democrats in Scotland have tended to receive a 'fair' return for a modest national vote thanks to the concentration of their support in rural areas, while the SNP have suffered from having a more even spread of support.
Scotland forms a single region for the European Parliament elections, meaning that votes across the country will be totalled before the 8 seats are allocated.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/euros_99/regional_html/707.stm   (189 words)

  
 British Parliamentary Election results 1997-: Scottish Counties
Canavan was automatically expelled from the Labour Party on 26th March 1999 after he handed in nomination papers for the Scottish Parliament, thereby standing against an official Labour candidate.
Olsen sought election as the candidate of the 'Value Party'.
Taylor was the candidate of the 'Scottish Freedom Referendum Party'.
www.election.demon.co.uk /1997SC.html   (107 words)

  
 Aspect: Access to Scottish Parliamentary Election Candidate Materials
The first Scottish parliamentary proceedings of the industrial age had begun at 9:30 the same day, but these historic words could not be spoken until all 129 members had been sworn in and the Parliament really had been convened.
The 1999 election was unique in being the first Scottish parliamentary election for 300 years, but there is another one due in 2003 that could be recorded in similar fashion, should funding for digitisation be secured.
The Scottish Executive is keen to encourage greater interest in elections at all levels, and the broader issue of citizenship is one of a number of current priorities for the Scottish school curriculum.
cdlr.strath.ac.uk /pubs/dawsona/ad200202.htm   (1924 words)

  
 IOG: Online Article: McCrone, Briefing Paper-National Identity in Scotland
In other words, being Scottish is a taken-for-granted assumption, and underpins virtually all social, political and cultural life in Scotland.
It is also noticeable that young people of Asian origin are likely to operate hybrid identities such as Scottish Muslim or Scottish Pakistani, whereas the 'English' descriptor is missing in their peers south of the border.
Just as there was a strong set of conservative and religious (mainly Protestant) values underpinning the sense of being Scottish in the 19th century, so Scots today define and describe themselves in secular, progressive and liberal terms according to life as they find it in the 21st century.
www.institute-of-governance.org /onlinepub/mccrone/bp_scottish_identity.html   (777 words)

  
 John McAllion - Scottish Parliament election 6th May 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I calculate that the other parties in the city will have 97 parliamentary and council candidates ranged against just 31 of our own - a ratio of more than 3 to 1 in their favour.
And now with just 23 days to go to the first ever democratic Scottish general election, not only have we delivered - but those self-same opponents are now trying to put on the home rule mantle and distance themselves from their own separatist ideology.
May 6th in Scotland is the crowning achievement of the Scottish Labour movement which for a hundred years has been fighting for home rule and which at long last is bringing that fight to a successful conclusion.
www.sol.co.uk /j/jmcallion/c5.htm   (928 words)

  
 Aspect: Access to Scottish Parliamentary Election Candidate Materials 1999
Aspect is based on the collection of election ephemera held by the Andersonian Library at the University of Strathclyde, which is acknowledged to be a unique record of a key event in Scottish history.
Although the 1999 election was unique in being the first Scottish parliamentary election for 300 years, there is another one due in 2003 that could be recorded in similar fashion.
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre is fully supportive of the Aspect project, but some politicians may be less enthusiastic about having past claims and promises readily available for all to see.
cdlr.strath.ac.uk /pubs/dawsona/ad200201.htm   (1150 words)

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