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 Encyclopedia: UK general election, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most reports suggest that the general election will be called for May 5, as this is the date set for local elections for county councils in England and local councils in Northern Ireland.
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland which is likely to be more marked in a first past the post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
SourceWatch's article on the 2005 UK general election (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=British_General_Election_2005) - with a focus on the strategists and public relations experts involved in the campaigns of the various parties.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/UK-general-election,-2005   (1318 words)

 UNITED KINGDOM GENERAL ELECTION, 2005 FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Northern_Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster_Unionist_Party (UUP) and the Democratic_Unionist_Party (DUP) to be the region's largest unionist party in Parliament.
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the cross-community Alliance Party which is likely to be more marked in a first_past_the_post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
The results were interpreted by the UK media as an indicator of a breakdown in trust in the government, and in the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in particular.
www.gottaorderflowers.com /United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2574 words)

 Vaal Triangle Info Encylopedia - United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair.
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to be the region's largest unionist party in Parliament.
The election also saw regional surges in support for the British National Party, a development that was greeted by many with alarm.
www.vaaltriangleinfo.co.za /wiki/index.php?title=United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2714 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: General Election: PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The General Election is a computer board game in which players are tasked with guiding their party to election victory.
It re-creates the atmosphere of an election campaign and the tension of election night as the ballots are counted and the results come in.
General Election is a game of strategy and skill as well as a test of your knowledge of politics and election issues such as health, Law and Order, foreign Affairs and the Environment.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005LDIM   (603 words)

 Scotsman.com Election - 2005 UK General Election coverage from Scotland
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)

 UK Elect : Forecast for May 2003
This forecast is the January 2005 UK-Elect forecast for the next British General Election (you may also wish to see our latest forecast).
The January 2005 forecast is our first forecast based on the new Scottish parliamentary boundaries, and is intended to represent a realistic possibility for what will actually happen at the next General Election (although major events, e.g.
In this election simulation we assume that a maximum of 20% of people would be prepared to vote tactically against Labour in the right circumstances.
www.ukelect.co.uk /Jan2005/Forecast.htm   (383 words)

 UK general election, 2005 - Wikinews
As the UK general election was held on Thursday 5th May, 2005.
UK Staffordshire South 2005 election postponed, because of the death of one of the candidates.
All content created after September 25, 2005 is available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License unless otherwise specified.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/UK_general_election,_2005   (310 words)

 British General Election 2005 - SourceWatch
Unfortunately for Milburn, and the people of Bradford, by early 2005 the scheme already appeared to be unravelling, with an embarassing shambles at the Bradford Foundation Trust.
In October 2004, Lynton Crosby was appointed as the Conservative Party's General Election Campaign Director.
In mid-December 2004, The Guardian reported that "The coming general election could be held as late as June 16 and not, as most MPs in all parties have been expecting, on May 5, senior ministers are privately warning colleagues." [18] (http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,9061,1373210,00.html) The article mentioned three possible reasons why Tony Blair might choose June 16.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=British_General_Election_2005   (1665 words)

 Election UK: The 2005 British general election begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Welcome to Election UK, the easy information source for the 2005 UK general election campaign.
Happily, with the 2005 general election campaign now upon us, the internet is here to supplement the traditional media with its own take on personalities, policies and trends.
We are launching this site with a minimum of features, but you will immediately find an A to Z index of constituencies in Great Britain, which will tell you what has been happening in UK general elections from 1992 onwards.
www.election-uk.co.uk   (262 words)

 UK General Election Pack 2005
In May 2005, the signatories to the Treaty will convene in New York for the NPT Review Conference, a major summit which is held every five years and which constitutes a key mechanism for appraising progress towards nuclear disarmament, identifying obstacles and finding solutions.
The year 2005 will be a crucial opportunity for member states to discuss and build on the recommendations in the report, some of which will be considered by a summit of heads of States this September.
In addition to ensuring that UK domestic policies conform to international human rights standards set by the UN, the UK should seek also to contribute to the institutional reform of the UN’s human rights machinery which, according to the High-Level Panel, is being seriously "undermined by eroding credibility and professionalism".
arcuk.org /pages/uk_general_election_pack.htm   (2123 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Society and Culture: Politics: Elections: 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Election UK - Election statistics for UK general elections, including results by constituency and region for the last three general elections.
Spiked - Politics: UK Election 2005 - Analysis and commentary on the campaign, the political parties and issues.
UK and Ireland - Election 2005 - Entertaining view of the upcoming general election includes news, polls, quizzes, photo galleries, videos and message board.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Politics/Elections/2005   (447 words)

 Election Watch - UK General Election 2005 - April 2005, 15
In the tabloid press a footballer's domestic problems have pushed the election off the front page and the "quality" papers are full of hand wringing articles about voter apathy.
The BBC's "Election 2005" microsite today carries a long piece suggesting the "don't care" party could clean up.
Immigration is rapidly becoming the Tory's big play - not surprising when you consider how their election guru Lynton Crosby won an election for his previous boss, John Howard, by making it the centre of the election debate.
www.electionwatch.co.uk /index.php/billd/2005/04/15   (665 words)

 UK 2005 General Election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I say it as it is. Character is an issue at this election.
The Conservatives promised today to increase the stamp duty threshold on homes to £250,000 if they win the general election.
Just before the election, the government released the full text of the full version of the attorney general's interim legal advice, given 12 days before the invasion of Iraq.
www.theinternetforum.co.uk /election   (419 words)

 The Electoral Commission : Elections : General election 2005
On 5 May, a general election took place across the UK; there were also local elections in some parts of the UK on the same day.
Results from the 2005 UK Parliamentary general election can be viewed here.
Reports on the conduct and campaign spending at the general election 2001 can be found in our official report page.
www.electoralcommission.gov.uk /elections/genelec.cfm   (242 words)

 Councillor Stuart Bruce: General Election 2005 - business as usual?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Election Watch thinks that the UK general election 2005 is already becoming very boring, before it has really even started.
After a long period when elections were decided by the 'aerial' war in the national media I think we are beginning to enter a time when the 'ground' war in local communities will come to the fore.
A stance such as this would indicate to the country that Blair is not Bush's poodle, and we all know what the majority of Brits think about Bush.
www.20six.co.uk /middletonpark/archive/2005/01/18/jqg0ja9ajxjg.htm   (306 words)

 Voting - Politics UK General Election 2005
Politics: A current affairs commentary on politics in Scotland, UK, USA, Iraq and elsewhere.
By the end of yesterday I had received election communications from the tories and the labour party.
Posted by Paul in UK General Election 2005 Politics at May 5, 2005 04:39 PM
www.anoasis.co.uk /content/2005/05/05/Politics/voting.html   (178 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2005
June 24: The last unresolved battle of the May 5 general election was decided last night when the Conservatives increased their majority in the safe seat of South Staffordshire.
June 9: George Galloway yesterday sparked new controversy with claims that the general election in Bethnal Green and Bow was tainted by 'thousands' of fraudulent votes.
The 2005 election is being portrayed as a sharp demise for Labour, but it should rather be seen as a vote of no confidence in the Tories, writes Chris Leslie.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election/0,15803,1415795,00.html   (805 words)

 City Mayors: British local government 2005
Local councils should possess the power of general competence and a proposed written constitution for the UK would protect their existence from central government interference, they argue.
The contest World Mayor 2005 aims to raise the profile of mayors worldwide, as well as to honour those who have served their communities well and who have made contributions to the well-being of cities nationally and internationally.
Between now and November 2005, we are inviting you to vote, from this year’s short list of 65 finalists, for the mayor you think deserves most to win the 2005 World Mayor Award.
www.citymayors.com /politics/uk_elections05.html   (1815 words)

 General Election 2005:Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The May 2005 General election offers Briton’s Black communities the greatest opportunity to make a substantial impact in this electoral debate.
Politically we hold the balance of power in over 70 seats, that could be the difference between success and failure for all three leaders.
In this election the Black vote may be the minority vote but in a tight race it will hold the balance of power, moreover, our minority vote becomes a moral majority vision as we articulate an agenda for social justice and equality of opportunity.
www.obv.org.uk /elec2005   (193 words)

 SOSIG: UK Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Elections in the 21st Century: From Paper Ballot to E-Voting
Public Opinion and the 2004 Elections: A Study of Attitudes Towards elections for the European Parliament and London's Mayor and Assembly
Vote 2005: Review of Social and Academic Research into Voting at UK Parliamentary General Elections.
portal.sosig.ac.uk /roads/subject-listing/UK/ukelect.html   (781 words)

 2005 UK general election
The official results of the 2005 UK general election give Labor 355 seats out of 646 with only 35.7% of the popular vote.
Because of the death of a candidate, the 2005 election has been postponed in one constituency.
The number of mandates has shrunk from 659 in 2001 to 646 in 2005 because the number of constituencies in Scotland has been reduced.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/politics/60/2005_uk_general_election.htm   (807 words)

 Hayling Forum ~ View topic - UK General Election 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
How many UK citizens wanted the British Army kept out of the war with Iraq, yet because the all knowing leaders of this land though it was right, the wishes of the people they were elected to serve were once again totally ignored.
When Labour were campaigning for election some years ago, one of there promises at that time was that the proposed Birmingham Northern Relief road would not be built if they go into power.
Yobbish behaviour is the biggest single issue and could lose Labour the next election, and don't forget the Council tax with the subsidies being withdrawn from Southern Counties in favour of the Labour dominated areas up north.
www.haylingisland.net /forum/viewtopic.php?t=1279   (2816 words)

 Red Pepper's Election Blues: Time to look at campaign financing: Green's Keith Taylor
Critical coverage of the 2005 UK General Election
The signals it sends are very encouraging for the Green party because there are council elections in 2007 at which we'll be expecting to have a significant increase in the size of our councillor's group.
"This election was a missed opportunity to raise the issue of climate change, which represents negligence on the part of the Westminster parties.
redpepper.blogs.com /election/2005/05/time_to_look_at.html   (507 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2001
June 7 2002: On the anniversary of the general election, Matthew Tempest reviews the highlights of the past year in politics.
October 2: Unlike the election proper, the Guardian Unlimited Politics/ IPPR election 2001 review was a feast of nail-biting finishes, surprise winners and unlikely losers.
If the general election left England, Scotland and Wales much as they were, the opposite is true of Northern Ireland.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election2001   (486 words)

 Not updated: UK: British General Election 2005: manifestos, candidates, results, analysis, and general info
Political Science Resources: UK General Election, 5th May 2005
At the last general election (7th June 2001) Labour had a majority of 166, excluding the Speaker:
NB: If the graphic at the top of the page has a white background, you are probably using a stunted browser such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer which cannot cope with modern graphics standards properly.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/ge05.htm   (155 words)

 Election Watch - UK General Election 2005
Despite being educated to perform, rather than perceive and process, the people of Britain are stirring, and their sounding-board, the National Press, has today castigated the shallowness of our governance which becomes, daily, more apparent.
I stood for election as MP for Newbury, precisely to highlight the bankruptcy of the Party Political system.
The skinny gal from Breakfast appeared in by far the two worst segments of the BBC's election night programme, interviewing an unfunny Jon Culshaw as Tony Blair and then an unfunny Jon Culshaw as George W. Bush.
www.electionwatch.co.uk   (826 words)

 General election campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pro-life voters need to be aware of how sitting MPs have acted on pro-life matters, and what commitment the candidates have given on these issues.
This page includes links to lists of the voting records of MPs who were in parliament when the election was called.
SPUC prepares profiles of election candidates which summarise their views on life-related issues.
www.spuc.org.uk /lobbying/elections   (272 words)

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