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  Encyclopedia: United Kingdom general election, 1924
United Kingdom general elections United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.
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.
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 Articles - Elections in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is relatively easy to stand for election as an independent candidate, although wins are very rare and usually involve special circumstances (for example Martin Bell's 1997 victory against the discredited Conservative MP Neil Hamilton was aided by the major parties standing aside and not contesting the election).
United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.
In years with a general election it is usual practice to hold both general and local elections on the same day.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1997 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The election brought the first change in UK Government for 18 years.
The Labour Party led by Tony Blair defeated the incumbent Conservative Party by a huge margin, causing a major change to the political landscape of the United Kingdom.
The election was described as a Labour "landslide" by the media, owing to the margin of their victory.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Politics of Scotland
The election of the Labour government in 1997 ensured that there would be a referendum on establishing a devolved Scottish Parliament.
Until the 2005 General Election, Scotland elected 72 MPs from 72 single-member constituencies to serve in the House of Commons.
In the 1979 general election the SNP fared disastrously, falling to 17% of the vote and 2 seats.
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 Politics of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The politics of the United Kingdom are based upon a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy.
Thus, the United Kingdom is said to have a unitary state with a devolved system of government.
Richard Taylor MP was elected for the Wyre Forest constituency in the 2001 and 2005 elections, on a platform opposing the closure of Kidderminster hospital.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Presidential elections scheduled for 2005 are unlikely to bring change since the opposition remains weak, divided, and financially dependent on the current regime.
Following the elections of a reformist president and Majlis in the late 1990s, attempts to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction have floundered as conservative politicians have prevented reform measures from being enacted, increased repressive measures, and consolidated their control over the government.
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which maintains a strong presence throughout the country, completed a disarmament program for former combatants in late 2004, but the security situation is still volatile and the process of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn country remains sluggish.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Australia
2004 general election statistics were compiled on the basis of complete results published by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), updated as of January 6, 2005.
The remaining election statistics presented in this space come from official reports and data files issued by the AEC and the Parliament of Australia's Parliamentary Library.
As in the United States, the states have equal representation in the Senate, whereas House seats are apportioned among the states in proportion to their populations.
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 Healing Iraq
This resistance realises that if free elections supervised by the UN and the international community take place in January 2005 and if a legitimate representative government assumes power in the country then the resistance would have to cease to exist.
The first Iraqi constitution in 1924 borrowed heavily from western secular constitutions, but King Faisal I, in order to support his tumultous power base and to control the fragmented country, issued (with British support) the Tribal Disputes Regulations granting supreme power to tribal Sheikhs over their local areas including judicial powers and tax collection responsibilities.
General Sir Stanley Maude his famous pronouncement: "Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies but as liberators." But in reality, Iraq was to be a mandated territory under direct British military rule according to the San Remo conference.
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 Articles - United Kingdom general election, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The general election took place in 646 constituencies across the United Kingdom, for seats in the House of Commons.
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.
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 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, 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.
Contested Armagh in the 1974 United Kingdom general election, the 1975 elections to the Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention, and the 1982 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland, the isle came under the British crown in 1765.
Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
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 Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
United States naval forces suppressing piracy landed on the northwest coast of Cuba and burned a pirate station.
Four United States vessels demonstrated and landed various parties (one of 200 marines and sailors) to discourage piracy and the slave trade along the Ivory coast, and to punish attacks by the natives on American seamen and shipping.
Naval forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands compelled Japan and the Prince of Nagato in particular to permit the Straits of Shimonoseki to be used by foreign shipping in accordance with treaties already signed.
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 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. Election 2004 — America Votes | PBS
In the 1964 presidential elections 69.3 percent of the voting age population cast a ballot.
During the midterm election in 1998, only 36.4 percent of the voting age population made it to the polls...
States will receive federal funds for each of these purposes, and will receive general funds "to improve the administration of elections." However, to be eligible for such funds, each state must design a plan, pass enabling legislation, and devote a small amount of state funds to HAVA implementation.
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 United Kingdom
500 The Scots, a Gaelic-speaking tribe from Ireland, settled in the kingdom of Dalriada (Argyll).
Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly were held despite the continuing suspension of the devolved administration — the hardline Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein make gains at the expense of more moderate parties.
The red cross of St George is taken from the flag of England.
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 Chronology 1924
The governments of Italy and the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes signed a five-year treaty of friendship and reached an agreement on Fiume.
In response to Prohibition in the United States, American and British delegates negotiated the Liquor Treaty which was approved by the Dominion House of Commons.
Although the United States was not a member state of the League of Nations, the U.S. government sent a delegation to participate in the League's International Opium Conference.
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 Rxpress - GMB Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The GMB is a general trade union in the United Kingdom, and has more than 600,000 members.
After many more mergers, it became known as the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union in 1982, from the initials of which its present name is derived.
As of 2005, the acting general secretary is Paul Kenny, in place of Kevin Curran who stepped down after being suspended on full pay during an inquiry into alleged ballot-rigging during the union's leadership election.
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 Encyclopedia: Daily Mail
A tabloid is a newspaper format particularly popular in the United Kingdom, which is roughly 231/2 by 143/4 inches (597 by 375 mm) per spread.
Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869–9 November 1940) was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937–1940.
The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom, who heads the Greater London Authority and is responsible for budgeting and strategic planning of some governmental functions across the whole of the region of London.
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 Chapter VII:
In general, however, it would be true to say that when they lost their role of representative of the British government they lost the greatest strength they had to resist pressure from local Ministries to become nothing more than a “rubber stamp”.
Although as a general principal after 1926 Governors-General were to represent the Sovereign alone, no longer be the agent of the British government, and were to be appointed on the advice of local Ministers after 1930, several decades were to pass before non-British candidates were appointed as Governors-General of New Zealand.
In the post-war years the increasing emotional divide between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and the reduced importance of maintaining strong relations with that country led to the appointment of New Zealanders to the office, and a diminution of the British connection.
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 Facts about topic: (United Kingdom general election, 1924)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Facts about topic: (United Kingdom general election, 1924)
The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin (English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)) did dramatically better than in the 1923 general election (additional info and facts about 1923 general election) and obtained a large parliamentary majority.
Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald (additional info and facts about Ramsay MacDonald), lost a few seats, but the big losers were Herbert Henry Asquith (additional info and facts about Herbert Henry Asquith) 's Liberals who lost 118 of their 158 seats.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Uzbekistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land poisoned and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry.
elections: president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term (previously was a five-year term, extended by constitutional amendment in 2002); election last held 9 January 2000 (next to be held December 2007); prime minister and deputy ministers appointed by the president
Uzbekistan responded to the negative external conditions generated by the Asian and Russian financial crises by emphasizing import substitute industrialization and by tightening export and currency controls within its already largely closed economy.
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 Women and Finance in the Early National U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In general terms, their economic activities were identical to those of their male counterparts.
In general, women used banks for the same reasons as men: to safeguard money, to make disbursements by check, and to increase liquidity.
Unfortunately, the Bank of the United States was no longer in operation when this letter was written.
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 Encyclopædia Britannica
Munich, the latest film by Steven Spielberg, debuts this week in the United States and opens worldwide next month.
His subject is the hunt for the Palestinian terrorists who killed Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Britannica looks back at the influence of this legendary band, from their dabbling in skiffle in the 1950s to their frenzied rise to fame in the 1960s and the members' solo careers in later years.
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 UK - Interwar - 1918-1929
This article reports the release by British intelligence in August 1997 of documents bearing on the Comintern's aspirations and activities in the United Kingdom in the 1920s.
Constantinides notes that this version of the "alleged forgery of the Zinoviev Letter is based on the evidence of one witness, the widow of one of the White Russians originally accused by the Soviets....
Reports the release to the British Library by British intelligence in August 1997 of documents bearing on the Comintern's aspirations and activities in the United Kingdom in the early 1920s.
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 Amazon.com: The Second Baldwin Government and the United States, 1924-1929 : Attitudes and Diplomacy (LSE Monographs in ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It has long been argued that Baldwin's second government, especially the Foreign Office led by Austen Chamberlain, was to blame for the deterioration in Anglo-American relations in 1927-9.
This book argues that Austen Chamberlain, by suggesting a reduction in maritime belligerent rights, consistently worked for an improvement in relations and found the means for a settlement in 1929, though Labour's success in the general election caused the credit to go to others and Chamberlain's reputation remained tarnished.
While the earlier view was based mainly on the memoirs of contemporary critics, Dr McKercher bases his analysis on a wide range of public and private archival material.
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 Guelph Mercury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Mercury became a daily newspaper in 1867.
Innes his share in the newspaper in 1905 to J. Innes McIntosh who also the Guelph Herald a competing daily newspaper in 1924.
McIntosh then sold his share in 1929 to James Playfair who sold the in the late 1940s to Thomson Newspapers Corporation.
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