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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 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/UK_general_election,_2001   (406 words)

 Japan general election, 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The last general election of the Lower House took place in June 2000 when Yoshiro Mori was Prime Minister.
Poll data collected early in the election season and in exit polls highlight the role of swing voters, who accounted for 18% of the total vote.
During the campaign, the DPJ produced an itemized policy manifesto — a first in post-war Japanese elections — and publicized a "shadow cabinet" (with Naoto Kan as Prime Minister), which is usually created by political parties during election season in the United Kingdom, for example.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japan_general_election,_2003   (947 words)

 UK general election, 2001 Information - TextSheet.com
The United Kingdom general election of 2001 has been called in the media "the quiet landslide." After a landslide victory of the Labour party in the previous 1997 elections, they now had another major victory by managing to maintain their position.
Outside Northern Ireland (which mostly has different parties bar and a different electoral landscape from the rest of the UK although a few UK wide parties stand with minimal success), 620 out of 641 seats remained with the same party as they had been in 1997.
In Northern Ireland, the election was far more dramatic marked a move away from the Good Friday Agreement, with the moderate Protestant and Catholic parties (UUP and SDLP) losing and the more extreme nationalist parties (DUP and Sinn Féin) winning.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/u/uk/uk_general_election__2001.html   (428 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 1997 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997.
The election brought the first change in UK Government for 18 years.
The election was fought under new boundaries, with an additional 8 seats across the UK.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1997   (482 words)

 Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics
The overall results of the 2001 general election left party standings in the House of Commons largely unchanged, and so too there was little movement in the number of women MPs...
There are five constituencies throughout the UK in which the three major parties are all fielding women candidates, though in only one is there much uncertainty as to the contest's outcome...
This year's general election may witness a historical breakthrough for women in Northern Ireland and has already witnessed a historically high number of women candidates among the major parties...
www.qub.ac.uk /cawp/UKelectionhtmls/election.html   (331 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: PC & Video Games: General Election   (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)

 UK General Election 2001: Results and statistics
General Election, 7th June 2001: The final number of seats won by the parties was:
The problem has been that the two sources disagree on many of the constituency electorate figures, to an extent that probably cannot be explained by simple typographical errors.
The Electoral Commission tells me that it wrote to Acting Returning Officers requesting electorate figures in May. Updates to the February electoral register on the basis of 'rolling registration' ceased on 22nd May (the deadline for nominations), and so it is likely that the Electoral Commission figures are correct if all AROs replied after 22nd.
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/e01/results.htm   (718 words)

 Paper 3 - Issue 1
However, in the UK at least, there is high membership of single issue groups, which often have a political dimension, such as those concerned with the environment, animal rights, Third World debt relief and anti-globalisation (Cabinet Office 2002; Demos 2002).
UK citizens are not therefore apathetic about all political issues, but appear to be alienated from the formal political institutions and the current democratic process, and concerned that their voices are not being heard or their views properly represented.
Many election candidates are likely to be from a generation that has not grown up with computers and ICTs, and may not feel comfortable with their use.
www.ejeg.com /volume-1/volume1-issue-1/issue1-art3.htm   (4861 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)

 The Electoral Commission : Elections : Official reports : General election 2001
We have a statutory duty to prepare and publish reports on the administration of elections to the House of Commons, European Parliament and Scottish Parliament, and to the Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies.
In July 2001, we published the first of our reports on the general election held on 7 June 2001.
The report brings together the expenses returns of all 3,319 candidates at the general election and, following the commencement of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, provides the first ever record of the campaign expenditure of political parties and recognised third parties.
www.electoralcommission.gov.uk /elections/2001report.cfm   (370 words)

 Liverpool Uk -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The turnout compared to the 2001 election had risen by 7.4% to 41.5% (an above average increase), however this is still the lowest throughout the United Kingdom which averaged 61.3% with a 1.2% increase.
In the 2001 election it had a turnout of 34.1% which was the lowest of the United Kingdom.
In 2001, it was the only constituency in which the runner-up represented a non-parlimentary party, namely the modern Liberal Party.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/87/liverpool-uk.html   (642 words)

 UK Independence Party 2001 General Election Manifesto
As the UK population ages, the cost to the exchequer of state pensions is rising, and it is expected to rise considerably after 2010.
The UK Independence Party includes British people from all backgrounds and origins who are concerned about the future of their country and do not wish to be ruled by Brussels.
Successive UK governments have allowed defence spending to be repeatedly cut, with damaging effects on morale and the predictable result that the ability of our forces to fulfil even their limited current commitments is severely compromised.
www.ukip.org.uk /manifestos/2001   (13225 words)

 General Election 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 1997 election Barnsley Central was won by Mr Eric Illsley (Labour) with a majority of 24,501.
In the 1997 election Barnsley East and Mexborough was won by Mr Jeff Ennis B.Ed (Hons) (Labour) with a majority of 26,763.
In the 1997 election Barnsley West and Penistone was won by Mr Michael Clapham (Labour) with a majority of 17,267.
www.barnsley.gov.uk /service/democratic/election.asp   (346 words)

 MPs elected in the UK general election, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a list of MPs elected to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Third Parliament of the United Kingdom at the UK general election, 2001, arranged by constituency.
New MPs elected since the general election and changes in party allegiance are noted at the bottom of the page.
July 15: Birmingham Hodge Hill--Liam Byrne (Labour), to replace Terry Davis who had accepted the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds on June 22, having been elected secretary general of the Council of Europe.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/m/mp/mps_elected_in_the_uk_general_election__2001.html   (375 words)

 MPs elected in the UK general election, 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a list of MPs elected to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Third Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2001, arranged by constituency.
The Parliament was dissolved on April 11, 2005 preparatory to the 2005 General Election.
September 30: Hartlepool--Iain Wright (Labour), to replace Peter Mandelson, who had accepted the Stewardship of the Manor of Northstead on September 8, having been nominated as Britain's new European Commissioner.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/MPs_elected_in_the_UK_general_election,_2001   (585 words)

 spiked-politics | Column | An Englishwoman in Washington
Washington Post's UK coverage in May, for instance, consisted of a piece on the return of Ronnie Biggs, an article on the national decline in church attendance, and a Sunday feature on why George W Bush is to blame for the crumbling cliffs of Dover.
The announcement of the UK election was relegated to a brief paragraph in the
UK prime minister Tony Blair's warning about voter apathy was reported here and there - but to US readers it is difficult to see his problem.
www.spiked-online.com /Articles/00000002D0CD.htm   (853 words)

 General Election 2001 - Labour Set To Maintain Coventry Seats? - 23 May 2001
The three Labour MPs are expected to retain their Coventry seats in next month’s general election, but the national spotlight is expected to fall on Geoffrey Robinson’s North-West constituency.
The former Paymaster General’s activities, both politically and in business, have been surrounded by controversy in recent months and political commentators wonder whether it will affect his vote.
He had a huge majority of 16,601 at the last election and his opponents in Coventry North West this time are Andrew Fairburn (Conservative), Gilbert Penlington (Liberal Democrat), Christine Oddy the former Labour Euro MP who is standing as an Independent, and Mark Benson (UK Independence Party).
www.cwn.org.uk /politics/election2001/010523-coventry-nominations.htm   (310 words)

 European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights: news issues: Australian General Election 2001
October 15, 2001 - Four out of five Labor Aboriginal candidates may have been elected at the recent NT poll, but at the federal level there is still little indigenous representation.
October 2001 - The UNITY PARTY has very good Aboriginal candidates in its NSW team of twenty candidates, who are challenging the major parties in the Federal election.
October 15, 2001 - The Howard Government was highlighting race and cultural difference for political advantage in the lead-up to the federal election, Aboriginal leader Mick Dodson claimed yesterday.
www.eniar.org /news/news-issues/election2001.html   (793 words)

 Party Politics Vol. 8, Issue 5, p. 607
David Butler's is still a strong and influential voice in the interpretation of UK elections, but he has many 'competitors' (in the best sense of that term).
A year after the election was held, we have several books providing instant interpretations -- alongside a second group by political commentators and journalists not reviewed here -- but then interest wanes.
Of course, major books have emerged from the British Election Survey -- Butler and Stokes' (1969, 1974) pioneering volumes, Särlvik and Crewe's (1983) synthesis of a decade of change, and several from the CREST team (Heath, Jowell and Curtice, 1985, 2001; Heath et al., 1987; Evans and Norris, 1999).
www.partypolitics.org /volume08/v08i5p607.htm   (358 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2001
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.
June 28: The results of the June 2001 election have mostly gone unexplored, but if you peer more closely at the results, says David McKie, the picture is more complex.
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)

 House of Commons - House of Commons Information Office: Frequently Asked Questions: The General Election 2001
From 16th February 2001, automatic postal voting is available to all - it is no longer necessary to state a reason for applying for this type a vote (excluding Northern Ireland where a specific reason must be given).
Overseas electors who do register are eligible to vote in elections over a period of 12 months beginning with the date of registration.
In practice it is considered unconstitutional for the Sovereign or heir apparent to vote in an election.
www.parliament.uk /commons/lib/Ge-voters.htm   (852 words)

 UK Elect : 2001 General Election (Percentage Lead)
This forecast shows a summary of the June 2001 General Election, coloured by party colour, and adjusted by the size of majority -
The House of Commons speaker, Michael Martin, is not included in the Labour total although he belongs to that party.
All percentages are expressed as a proportion of the overall UK total.
www.ukelect.com /Jun2001Lead/GenElect.htm   (185 words)

 Introduction :UK General Election 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now that the election date has been fixed, our campaign is focusing on the 7th June.
This is an election in which the Black vote has enormous political clout.
This site will endeavour to give you all the information you need to know about the forthcoming election, and where we cannot provide the information to point you in the direction where you can.
www.obv.org.uk /elec2001   (156 words)

William Hague is to resign as leader of the Conservative party following his disastrous showing in the general election.
The triangular relationship between the UK, Europe and the US could pose serious problems for Tony Blair during his second term.
The key news from the 2001 general election campaign.
news.bbc.co.uk /vote2001   (338 words)

 UK Election 2001
Election night saw the Liberal Democrats make gains, reducing the number of Conservative seats in Parliament and reaching their highest number of seats so far.
Perhaps the most astonishing surprise of the night was the election in the Wyre Forest constituency.
Democracy down the drain in the UK The apparent victory of Tony Blair sets a new low point in British politics and the general alienation of Westminster to...
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/news_online/71497   (558 words)

 2001 election
The UK Prime Minister has called the General Election for June 7 2001.
In 2000, some animal welfare bodies lobbied for the UK Government to sign and ratify the Convention, and the matter remains under consideration by the Home Office.
The CDB believes that, given the high standards of animal welfare in the UK, British accession to the European Convention is unnecessary.
www.cdb.org /news8.htm   (971 words)

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