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  United Kingdom general election, 1950 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom general election in 1950 was the first general election ever after a full term of a Labour government.
The election resulted in Labour receiving a slim majority of five seats, and the party called another general election in 1951.
Significant changes since the 1945 general election included the abolition of plural voting by the Representation of the People Act 1948, and a major reorganisation of constituencies by the House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) Act 1949.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1950   (147 words)

  
 United Kingdom general election, 2001 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
The elections were also marked by apathy from the voting public, turnout being only 59%, the lowest since 1918.
Throughout the election the Labour party had maintained a significant lead in the opinion polls and the result was deemed to be so certain that some bookmakers paid out for a Labour majority before the election day.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (481 words)

  
 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 province'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.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2682 words)

  
 ::The 2001 British General Election::
The 2001 British General Election was seen by many in British politics as a foregone conclusion and this was borne out in the result.
Elections are a fundamental part of a democracy and British politics has decreed that there is a general election every five years - though one can be called within the duration of a government.
On May 22nd, Baroness Thatcher made a marked entrance into the election campaign with a speech in Plymouth that she would never give up the £ citing that the £ stood for the nation's sovereignty and that a nation without its own currency was not a nation at all.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /2001_british_general_election.htm   (1443 words)

  
 Tutor2u - low voter turnout - a threat to democracy in the uk?
By 1983, turnout was doen to 72% - and despite an improvement in participation in both 1987 and 1992 (when the closeness of the battle prompted more voters to cast their vote) - the last two general elections has seen a sharp fall in turnout.
Perceived importance of the election: Turnout tends to be strongest when, at a national level, the election is seen as being of special political significance or when local political issues are of sufficient salience to draw out voters from all parties.
General elections in particular should be a key moment in the political cycle when voters have political power in their hands.
www.tutor2u.net /politics/content/topics/elections/voter_turnout.htm   (978 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Elections - Procedures at a General Election
The decision whether to combine elections for those elections which are not automatically required by law to be combined rests with the respective returning officers for the elections concerned.
In the event of a general election and ordinary local elections being held on the same day, any parish or community council elections scheduled for polling that day must by law be postponed for three weeks from the date of the poll.
A candidate reported by an Election Court as personally guilty of an illegal practice is also subject to an incapacity for seven years of being elected to or sitting in the House of Commons for the constituency for which the election was held.
www.dca.gov.uk /elections/ge2001/procedures/02.htm   (4800 words)

  
 Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies
Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953, and for the Foyle Division of Londonderry from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938, when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Willowfield from the byelection of 3rd December 1941 until his death in April 1957.
Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Clifton from the byelection of 28th May 1959 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
www.election.demon.co.uk /stormont/biographies.html   (17793 words)

  
 ::British General Elections::
The British general election is based on the first-past-the-post system and the simple criteria for victory is that the party that wins an overall majority of seats in the Commons forms the next government.
The last general election not held on a Thursday was held on Tuesday, October 27th, 1931.The December 1918 election was held on a Saturday.
After the 2001 election, the most common previous occupation for an MP was being a teacher.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /british_general_elections.htm   (507 words)

  
 Fifty Years of Bias in the UK's Electoral System
With virtually the same share of the votes at four successive elections the Conservatives won very different shares of the seats, and then when Labour won with the same vote percentage its share of the seats was larger than the Conservatives ever achieved.
This can result in biased election outcomes, even if the production of the second set of maps is vouchsafed to an independent body, whereas the geography of election campaigning can produce the reactive malapportionment we identified as a major feature of recent British elections.
The generation of such biases is clearly not peculiar to the UK, but it has only been studied there and in New Zealand (Johnston, 1977).
www.apsanet.org /~elections/resources/johnson.html   (2090 words)

  
 United Kingdom Election Results
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.
All GLC election results are linked on this index page, along with results of direct elections to the Inner London Education Authority (1986-90).
www.election.demon.co.uk   (1198 words)

  
 Westminster elections in NI since 1920
In the 1918 general election, 105 MPs were elected for the whole of Ireland, of whom 30 represented constituencies in the six counties which formed Northern Ireland after the 1920 Government of Ireland Act.
A 1969 by-election in Mid-Ulster was won by Bernadette Devlin as a Unity candidate; she was the youngest person to be elected to Westminster since the universal franchise.
The very idea of holding elections as a run-up to multi-party peace talks in 1996 was controversial and is believed by some to have contributed to the resumption of violence by the IRA in February of that year.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/hwest.htm   (3449 words)

  
 Rome - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
In this general disintegration the popes, originally the bishops of Rome, greatly increased their power and prestige, thus restoring to Rome in the religious field the importance it had lost in the political.
The papal elections were, for the next 12 centuries, the main events in Roman history.
That era was punctuated by visits to the city by the German kings, to be crowned emperor or to secure the election of a pope to their liking or to impose their will on the pope.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=ROME&enc=40929   (5505 words)

  
 Early Modern Notes » NotThe2005Election
There is a current story about British general elections and political culture more generally: that there has been a substantial decline in election turnouts in recent decades, representing growing disaffection and apathy about politics.
I should perhaps correct a misconception that might attach to these paintings: they’re particularly linked to the general election of 1754 and the contest for the Oxfordshire county seats, and although it’s a superb satire of some of the worst excesses and corruption of pre-1832 parliamentary politics, this is not a ‘Rotten Borough‘.
Elections and the electorate in the eighteenth century
www.earlymodernweb.org.uk /emn/index.php/archives/category/notthe2005election   (1678 words)

  
 Ymgyrchu! - Ballot Box
The Liberal Party reached the peak of its success during the 1906 General Election, but by the 1966 General Election the Labour Party was dominant.
The 1983 General Election brought great success to the Conservative Party, and by the election for the National Assembly for Wales, 1999, Plaid Cymru had its greatest ever success.
The 1985 by-election in Brecon and Radnor produced one of the closest ever results when the Liberal Alliance candidate, Richard Livsey won the seat by only 559 votes.
www.llgc.org.uk /ymgyrchu/Pleidleisio/index-e.htm   (333 words)

  
 Northern Ireland House of Commons, 1921-1972   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Elections to the Northern Ireland House of Commons were not on the whole great historical events, apart perhaps from the very first one in 1921 and the very last in 1968.
The 1921 and 1925 elections were by proportional representation (Single Transferable Vote), with the Belfast constituencies, Queen's University and County Armagh each electing four representatives, Londonderry electing five, Antrim seven, Down eight and Fermanagh/Tyrone also eight.
The last election ever held to the Northern Ireland House of Commons took place for the Belfast St Anne's seat in November 1970 after the death of an anti-reform official Unionist, and resulted in the victory of his son, who is now a UUP life peer.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/hnihoc.htm   (2478 words)

  
 Vancouver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was reaffirmed with the results of the 2005 provincial election.
Protection of urban parks, a focus on the development of rapid transit as opposed to a freeway system, a harm reduction approach to illegal drug use and a general concern about community based development are examples of policies that have come to have broad support across the political spectrum in Vancouver.
In the 2005 Municipal Election elections, City Council moved back to the right after a term dominated by the leftist Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vancouver   (6347 words)

  
 BBC Politics 97
As the election approached, Attlee and his Cabinet ruled out the nationalisation of iron and steel until after the nation had voted.
By then it was already clear that nationalisation would be at the heart of the upcoming election battle and even some members of the Labour Government had begun to lose their stomach for increased state control over the economy.
The 1950 election was fought under slightly different conditions than the 1945 campaign.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/background/pastelec/ge50.shtml   (833 words)

  
 United Kingdom general election, 1951 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1951 election was held soon after the UK general election, 1950, which Labour won, but with a very slim majority.
This was the only universal-suffrage election where the popular vote-loser gained a majority, although Labour gained a plurality of seats against the pattern of votes in 1929.
MPs elected in the UK general election, 1951
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1951_UK_general_election   (98 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Election - 2005 UK General Election coverage from Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
SCOTTISH Nationalist hopes for next year's Holyrood elections were given a boost early today when the party won the Moray by-election with an increased majority.
VOTES in next year's Scottish Parliament and council elections are set to be counted by computer...
A LIBERAL Democrat parliamentary candidate whose death forced a delay to a general election poll...
election.scotsman.com   (347 words)

  
 The Incredible Sulk | the Daily Mail
And he fought the 1997 General Election with a vigour and gusto which would have done credit to a man half his age.
But on October 24, 2000 - the day after he had conducted the election for the new Speaker - he announced that he would be retiring from the Commons at the end of that Parliament, an announcement which brought a cascade of tributes, even from some of those Conservatives who were his principal critics.
At a second election in October 1974, Mr Wilson gained a tiny overall majority for Labour and the cry of "Heath must go" began to be heard with growing stridency among Tory backbenchers.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/specialreport.html?in_article_id=356140&in_page_id=1788   (2386 words)

  
 Election Portal @ USAElectionNews.com (USA Election News)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
All the main contenders in the election agree that the ultimate goal for Montenegro is membership of the European Union.
The point is that this is an election year, locally and nationally, and as usual, everything seems to revolve around the almighty dollar.
Elections and Electoral Systems by Country - Links to historical and current election results, news, and commentary from around the world.
www.usaelectionnews.com   (679 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.
General Elections in the Republic of Northern Cyprus, December 2003
UK General Election 2005, May, with full results and statistical breakdowns, and a spreadsheet version from the Electoral Commission
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /election.htm   (1374 words)

  
 UK General Election 1950: voting results and statistics
Approximately 31 'parties' stood in the election - see the full list of parties for details.
F Horsbrugh, who was defeated in Midlothian and Peebles, won the subsequent election on March 9th.
In Warwick and Leamington the number of votes cast for each candidate was incorrectly announced at the count, the correct result being announced on 8th March.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/ge50/results.htm   (428 words)

  
 BBC - Press Office - BBC News Election 2005
The BBC's coverage of the 2005 General Election, 55 years on from its first election coverage in 1950, will be unprecedented in both scale and its use of the latest in broadcast technology to deliver greater choice for audiences.
The BBC official election bus will be a focal point for public comment, participation and information as it travels across the UK, serving outlets across BBC News 24, Radio 4, Five Live, the Six O'Clock News and local BBC news programmes.
The introduction of election newcomers, 1Xtra and the Asian Network, will provide even wider coverage for listeners with both networks teaming up with Five Live for a number of major debates surrounding the prevailing political issues.
www.bbc.co.uk /pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2005/04_april/05/election.shtml   (969 words)

  
 The Cash Nexus - Niall Ferguson - Penguin UK
Economics is generally conceived as a difficult, dry subject.
Yes, it is. I felt utter glee when Bush won the election, for no other reason than that it meant that what I had always felt about the relationship between economics and politics was right.
The Bush/Gore election was a close-run thing, but I had a strong hunch that Bush would win.
www.penguin.co.uk /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780140293333,00.html?sym=EXC   (12527 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2005 | Poll gives Blair a six-point breather
There has been an average of a three per cent swing away from the governing party at every general election since 1950.
The Tories' 33% share of the vote in this poll matches their performance in the 2001 general election, and on these figures the swing from Labour to Conservative would only reach 1.5% - and would still deliver a majority of 120 plus.
Turnout data also shows that Labour's vote has grown firmer in the past week, with 59% of its supporters saying they are certain to vote compared with 52% at the beginning of the campaign.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election/story/0,15803,1459061,00.html   (550 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2005 | Rave notices for the new intake of MPs
Richard Benyon, who in the election took Newbury from the Liberal Democrats, and David Burrowes who won Enfield Southgate in the Conservatives' "Twigg moment", have already made impressive debuts, both addressing the party yesterday morning.
Their 19 new MPs are younger and punchier than their predecessors, and include seasoned political operators such as Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne, both former MEPs, and Lynne Featherstone, the London assembly member who overturned the 10,000 majority of Barbara Roche in Hornsey and Wood Green.
Geoff Hoon, the former defence secretary who is now leader of the Commons, said: "This is a new generation of MPs who have worked very hard to get here, fought a very difficult election and intend to use their experience.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election/story/0,15803,1483006,00.html   (724 words)

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