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  ipedia.com: United Kingdom general elections Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Since the maximum term of a parliament is five years, the interval between successive general elections can exceed that period by no more than the combined length of the election campaign and time for the new parliament to assemble (typically five to eight weeks).
UK citizens who have moved abroad remain eligible to vote for 15 years thereafter.
In the UK general elections are generally affairs in which public opinion changes gradually from general election from election.
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  Encyclopedia: United Kingdom general election, 2001
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
The UK general election, 1987 was held on June 11, 1987 and was the third victory in a row for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives.
The UK general election, 1992 was held on April 9, 1992, and was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservatives.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/United-Kingdom-general-election,-2001   (3325 words)

 Encyclopedia: Labour Party (UK)
Led by Michael Foot, who was increasingly unpopular with the public, the party went into the 1983 general election with a manifesto dominated by the politics of the party's left-wing, but considered by some socialists to be too watered down by Foot's indecisiveness and pressure from the party's right-wing to be truly convincing.
At the 1987 general election, the party was again defeated in a landslide, but had established itself as the clear challengers to the Conservatives and had fought an effective campaign.
By the time of the 1992 general election, the party had reformed to such an extent that it was perceived as a credible candidate for government.
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 ::1874 General Election::
History Learning Site > British Electoral History since 1832 > 1874 General Election
Total UK C 1,091,622 votes (43.9%) 350 MP’s elected
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 United Kingdom general election, February 1974 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974.
It was the first of two United Kingdom general elections held that year, and the only election since the Second World War not to produce an overall majority in the House of Commons for the winning party, instead producing a hung parliament.
This election saw Northern Ireland diverging heavily from the rest of the UK, with all twelve MPs elected being from local parties, following the decision of the Ulster Unionists to withdraw support from the Conservative Party in protest over the Sunningdale Agreement.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/UK_general_election,_1974_(February)   (334 words)

 Marc-Amable Girard
In 1874, however, he became the leader of the Manitoba's first ministry to be constituted under principles of "responsible government".
By 1874, the Manitoba government was having difficulties maintaining its policy of "conciliation" among the province's ethnic, religious and linguistic groups.
In November 1874, Ambroise Lepine, the Adjutant-General in Riel's provisional government, was convicted of the murder of Orangeman Thomas Scott, who had been executed under Riel's authority in 1870.
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 World War 1 and 2 - United Kingdom general elections
General elections of the United Kingdom are the elections held when the British Members of Parliament ("MPs") forming the House of Commons are elected.
Since the maximum term of a parliament is five years, the interval between successive general elections can exceed that period by no more than the combined length of the election campaign and time for the new parliament to assemble (typically five to eight weeks).
In the UK general elections are usually affairs in which public opinion changes gradually from general election from election.
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 William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898)
In the 1832 election following the passing of the Reform Act he was elected as the Tory MP for Newark-on-Trent, on the influence of the Duke of Newcastle; he took the seat of Michael Sadler, the factory reformer.
He was able to discredit Disraeli and the Liberals won the election; Gladstone had offended Queen Victoria in 1866 when he refused to support the purchase of gun metal for a memorial to Prince Albert that was to be erected in Kensington Gardens and relations between the two were always difficult.
General Gordon disobeyed orders to evacuate Khartoum in 1884 and Gladstone was blamed for his death when the town fell to the Mahdi and his troops.
www.historyhome.co.uk /pms/gladston.htm   (2419 words)

 Jim Mortimer - Formation of the Labour Party
At the 1892 General Election, even before the formation of the ILP, labour independents secured their first victories, though these victories were not quite the triumph for the principle of labour independence which its advocates might have wished.
The result of the election, which represented a setback from the advances secured by the ILP in the General Election of 1895, was a measure of the task facing the political labour movement even in predominantly working class areas.
The 1906 General Election, though it marked a significant advance for Labour, demonstrated that the bulk of working class voters were still inclined to give their votes to other parties, particularly to the Liberals.
www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk /mortimer.htm   (11511 words)

 Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow men: 99. Alexander Whitelaw [ebook chapter] / James MacLehose, 1886
He was elected to parliament in 1874, sitting as a Conservative, but overwork led to his early death, aged 56, on 1 July 1879.
His zeal and previous exertions in the cause of education and his general business ability pointed him out as the fittest member of the Board to be placed in the chair, and accordingly he was elected to that post.
The Chairman, however, at once laid down the general lines of procedure, and set himself with his colleagues to organize both the duties of the Board and the work to be undertaken under its direction.
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 UK General Election, 1931 Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
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The election was held in the middle of the Great Depression.
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 Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne--Cecil, 9th Earl of Salisbury (1830-1903)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
In March 1868 he opposed Gladstone's proposal for the disestablishment of the Irish Church; it proved to be his last speech in the Commons because his father died the next month and Salisbury succeeded to the title and a seat in the House of Lords.
In the general election of 1874 the Tories won a majority and Disraeli became PM; Salisbury was appointed as Secretary of State for India once again although relations between the two men were not always easy.
In 1891 his government passed an Education Act that introduced free elementary education but the general election of 1892 resulted in a small majority for the Liberals; Salisbury resigned and Gladstone formed his fourth and last ministry, retiring finally in March 1894 to give way to Lord Rosebery.
www.historyhome.co.uk /pms/salisbur.htm   (1411 words)

 UK Politics Directory - Elections, Parties and Government Links - British political links, parliament and government.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
Welcome the UK Politics Directory - we aim to be the most comprehensive resource for political links in the UK.
Since we started collecting links to UK political sites, they have grown in number from a few dozen to several thousand.
UK government departments, parliament and local and European links.
www.uk-p.org /Election2001/dumfries.html   (224 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | dummy | Day 438
The courtroom sensation of 1874 was the trial of Arthur Orton, also known as Thomas Castro, for falsely claiming to be the long-lost heir to the Tichborne baronetcy and estates.
The Liberal government led by William Gladstone was trounced in the general election of February 1874.
In October 1874 the representatives of 22 countries gathered in Berne, Switzerland, to form the Universal Postal Union.
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 Biographical information (Part 4)
He also followed Darwin’s suggestion and not only attended their births, but gave his wife the anaesthetic chloroform during labour, as Darwin had done for Emma – a procedure the two men agreed was as soothing for themselves as for the mother.
Both Kew and the Natural History Museum retained their respective collections and at the general election of 1874, Ayrton lost his seat.
In 1866, he addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), whose meetings the general public were encouraged to attend, and delivered a lecture on ‘Insular Floras’ in which he finally gave up what he now called ‘sinking imaginary continents’ and instead adopted Darwin’s theory of plant distribution by migration.
www.jdhooker.org.uk /biography5.htm   (1872 words)

 Lieutenant General, The Rt Hon, Sir Henry Knight Storks GCB, GCMG 1870-1874
He was employed as Assistant Adjutant General at the Cape of Good Hope during the Kaffir War of 1846 - 47 and was Assistant Military Secretary at Mauritius from 1849 - 1854.
He was made KCB on 2nd January 1857 and on 2nd February 1859 he was appointed High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands, being the last man to hold that post.
He lost his Parliamentary seat at the election of 1874 and died later in the same year on 6th September.
www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk /colonels/072.html   (468 words)

 Articles - United Kingdom general election, 1979   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-14)
The administration had been a minority government for most of its term, and from March 1977 to August 1978 the government had reached an agreement with the Liberal Party, in a so-called Lib-Lab Pact.
Callaghan had been tempted to call an election in the autumn of 1978, which it is likely he would have won, albeit with a small majority.
See also MPs elected in the UK general election, 1979.
www.mafox.com /articles/UK_general_election,_1979   (437 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1945: Churchill loses general election
Throughout the election campaign Mr Churchill had appealed to the country to give his new National Government - formed after the dissolution of the Coalition government in May - a good majority.
The conference lasted for 17 days and resulted in a declaration which included detailed proposals on the future control of Germany and the reparations to be exacted from Germany to facilitate Europe's recovery.
Despite losing the General Election, Winston Churchill's reputation as one of this country's greatest war-time leaders was left unscathed.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/26/newsid_3572000/3572175.stm   (659 words)

 spiked-politics | Article | No turn-ups on turnout
Even before the election was called, fears of historically low turnout have dominated the discussion.
The notion that larger numbers of people voted in some past elections simply because their lives were harder and their energy levels higher is nothing if not superficial.
It is true that two very close elections in the past 30 years have had relatively high turnouts - in February 1974 (78.7 percent) and in 1992 (77.7 percent).
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/00000002D117.htm   (877 words)

 HM Revenue & Customs: Taxation: Gladstone vs Disraeli
Income tax was maintained throughout his first Government, and there were some significant changes made including the right to appeal to the High Court if a taxpayer or the Inland Revenue thought the decision of the appeal Commissioners was wrong in law.
The Times, in its 1874 election coverage, said ‘It is now evident that whoever is Chancellor when the Budget is produced, the income tax will be abolished’.
Disraeli won the election, Northcote was his Chancellor and the tax remained.
www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk /history/taxhis3.htm   (883 words)

 Boredtown - Brentwood History
In 1854, after the laying of the first stone of the Essex Lunatic Asylum the local civic dignitaries retired to the White Hart for a meal.
In the 1874 General Election, the Tory Party used the White Hart as their election headquarters.
Elections were held over a period of 16 days, with free beer provided throughout by both political parties - and the entire town enjoyed a state of drunkenness for the whole of the 16 days.
boredtown.co.uk /history.html   (1247 words)

 Spartacus Educational - Political Parties
Features brief history, total votes and percentages in general elections covering the years from 1900-1987.
Includes brief history, total votes and percentages in general elections covering the years from 1868-1987.
Includes brief history, total votes and percentages in general elections covering the years from 1835-1987.
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Maloney: Gladstone's attitude to land tenure in Ireland is not inconsistent with his thinking in general, he believed in one lot of legislation for Britain and another for Ireland.
One virtue of this situation is that non-equivalence has to be generated by the model rather than from an assumption that turns out to be inconsistent with the model.
A more general measure of activity in the economy is provided by "the output gap", defined as the upwards or downwards deviation of output from its trends and usually expressed as a percentage of that trend.
www.ecn.bris.ac.uk /het1/summer96/gresham.htm   (3805 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 1874 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
United Kingdom general election, 1874 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 Nottinghamshire: history and archaeology | Great Houses of Nottinghamshire: Wiseton
Wiseton was for some generations the residence and property of the Ackloms, a family of some considerable consequence in the county, whose representatives took a pride in their estate, and spent much time in working improvements thereon.
It may have been the beautiful situation of the house, with the amusements and diversions it afforded, that caused Wiseton in this out-of-the-way part of the world, to be a popular house of call.
But he was not the man to be downcast by defeat, and at the general election of 1880, he came forward at the eleventh hour to contest a division of an adjoining county.
www.nottshistory.org.uk /Jacks1881/wiseton.htm   (1807 words)

 BBC - Liverpool Features - Greatest Merseysiders
In the 1832 election following the passing of the Reform Act he was elected as the Tory MP for Newark-on-Trent.
In December 1868 Gladstone was appointed as PM for the first time but lost the 1874 general election at which Disraeli’s Tory party won a majority.
Gladstone was able to discredit Disraeli and the Liberals won the election.
www.bbc.co.uk /liverpool/features/2003/02/greatest/gladstone.shtml   (441 words)

 The Scotsman - Scotland - Open winner's medal set to make £60,000
THE silver gilt medal awarded to Mungo Park when he won the Open Championship at Musselburgh in 1874 is expected to fetch £60,000 when it goes up for auction in London next month.
Park was a member of an extraordinary sporting family from the town who dominated the world of professional golf in its early years.
The medal was endowed to a golf club by the Park family in 1959.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=456722005   (318 words)

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