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  Election Resources on the Internet: Parliamentary Elections in the U.K. - Elections to the House of Commons
The United Kingdom Parliament is composed of the Crown, that is the monarch, the House of Lords, an appointive and hereditary upper chamber, and the popularly elected lower chamber, the House of Commons.
For general election purposes, the United Kingdom is currently divided into 646 constituencies, each of which returns one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons, elected for a maximum term of five years.
The outcome of a general election is actually decided in these seats, and political parties concentrate their efforts in retaining their own marginals, and capturing those held by their opponents.
electionresources.org /uk   (2633 words)

  British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
After performing poorly in the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, the Liberal Party was superseded by the Labour Party as the party of the left, and inheritor of the spirit of the Whig movement.
The Labour Party elected staunch left-winger Michael Foot as their leader after their 1979 election defeat, and he responded to Margaret Thatcher's government by moving the party further to the left, a move which split the party and was widely believed to have made Labour unelectable for a decade.
Labour were badly defeated by the Conservatives in the general election of 1983 and Michael Foot was replaced by the more moderate Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour party, who expelled the far left-wing Militant group, and moderated many of the parties policies.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom.html   (3125 words)

 United Kingdom Election Results
Results of elections to the 54th Parliament of the United Kingdom in 2005 are being added.
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.
www.election.demon.co.uk   (1198 words)

 Next United Kingdom general election information - Search.com
The previous election in the UK was the general election of 2005 held on 5 May, 2005.
It is possible that it may be held on June 11, 2009 in order to coincide with elections to the European Parliament; combining elections dates is a common practice in the UK with the intention of reducing costs and increasing turnout.
In England, the elections for County Councils are on a four-year cycle and are set for 2009.
www.search.com /reference/Next_United_Kingdom_general_election   (1449 words)

 UK Parliament - elections
General elections are elections of the whole House of Commons at one time: one Member of Parliament for each constituency in the United Kingdom.
The election timetable is then halted and starts again from the beginning of the timetable 28 days after proof of death has been received by the returning officer.  This new poll is not a by-election, but a delayed poll of the general election.
A parliamentary by-election is held when a seat falls vacant in the House of Commons, because an MP dies, resigns or can no longer be an MP for some other reason, such as being made a member of the House of Lords.
www.parliament.uk /works/elections.cfm   (955 words)

 European Comm., Bowman v. The United Kingdom
In 1979, Mrs Bowman had been convicted of an offence under section 75 of the 1983 Act in respect of a leaflet distributed prior to the Ilford North by-election and in 1982 she had also been convicted in respect of a leaflet distributed during the elections for the European Parliament.
It therefore concludes, as did the Commission, that the application of this law to Mrs Bowman pursued the legitimate aim of protecting the rights of others, namely the candidates for election and the electorate in Halifax and, to the extent that the prosecution was intended to have a deterrent effect, elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
Although she could herself have stood for election and thus become entitled to incur the statutory amount of expenses allowed to candidates, this would have required her to pay a deposit of GBP 500, which she would in all probability have forfeited (see paragraphs 17 and 18 above).
www.hrcr.org /safrica/expression/bowman_uk.html   (1758 words)

 United Kingdom (05/06)
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900.
The United Kingdom is a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is one of NATO's major European maritime, air, and land powers; it ranks third among NATO countries in total defense expenditure.
The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4116 words)

 Nepal Home Page
Multiparty legislative elections held in May 1991 were won by the centrist Nepali Congress party; the Communists became the leading opposition party.
Mid-term elections in November 1994, which were called after the government lost a parliamentary vote, resulted in a hung parliament and the communists, who emerged as the single largest party, formed a minority government.
Elections to Parliament held; Nepali Congress wins a narrow majority; G.P. Koirala becomes prime minister.President of Nepali Congress and interim prime minister, K.P. Bhattarai, defeated in the polls by the leader of CPN-UML, Madan Bhandari.
www.nepalhomepage.com /general/history.html   (1174 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 1979 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom general election of 1979 was held on May 3, 1979 and is regarded as a pivotal point in 20th century British politics.
In it, the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher defeated James Callaghan's incumbent Labour government in what would prove to be the first of four consecutive general elections for the Conservative Party.
Callaghan then considered calling an election in the autumn of 1978 but ultimately decided that a possible economic upturn in 1979 could favour his party at the polls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1979   (797 words)

 Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After all, both countries hold free elections, are respectful of human rights and uphold many civil liberties that are codified in documents such as the Bill of Rights or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The United States does have an elected head of state, yet it too, is not a democracy in strictest sense of the word.
The difference between the two systems are that in United States voters go to the polls and decide on who will be their leader and who will be their representatives in Congress with separate votes, while Canadians must decide both with just one vote.
www.unitednorthamerica.org /democracy.htm   (4208 words)

 NATO Who's who?: NATO SecGen Lord Robertson
He was Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom from 1997-1999 and Member of Parliament for Hamilton and Hamilton South from 1978-1999.
George Islay MacNeill Robertson was born in 1946 in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Scotland, and educated at Dunoon Grammar School and the University of Dundee.
After the 1979 General Election, he was appointed an Opposition Spokesman, first on Scottish Affairs, then on Defence, and on Foreign Affairs from 1982 to 1993.
www.nato.int /cv/secgen/robert-e.htm   (461 words)

 Election 2000 in Dominica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Charles Angelo Savarin is the Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, a seat held by former Prime Minister Dame Mary Eugenia Charles until the General Election of June 12th 1995.
Miss Charles was not a candidate in the 1995 election and Charles Savarin was chosen as the Dominica Freedom Party candidate to replace Miss Charles.
Savarin was born in the town of Portsmouth in the Commonwealth of Dominica on 2nd October 1943.
www.cakafete.com /election_2000/dfp.html   (223 words)

 Commanding Heights : United Kingdom Political | on PBS
A general election ends in a Conservative landslide that transforms the make-up of the coalition.
He attempts to ban strikes and calls a general election over the question, "Who governs Britain?" But Labor wins the election, and Harold Wilson, prime minister for the second time, complies with the unions' demands.
She begins a gradual limitation of the power of the trade unions that ends with a yearlong strike by the National Union of Mineworkers over the closure of 20 coal mines considered unproductive.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/uk/uk_political.html   (1196 words)

 Timeline 1979
1979 Mar, In SF Herb Caen wrote his famous "Newspaper Stuff" column in which he documented the origin of "etaoin shrdlu," the characters of the 2 left hand columns of the lower case keyboard of the linotype machine used to indicate needed corrections, but occasionally appearing in print.
1979 In Texas Johnny Penry was convicted for the rape and stabbing to death of Pamela Mosely Carpenter (22).
1979 In Iran the population was estimated at 34 million and the government urged the populace to breed an Islamic generation.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1979.HTML   (11226 words)

 General Election Results 1885-1979
The figures given here for elections from 1885 to 1945 differ from those in F.W.S. Craig’s “British Electoral Facts” because they are adjusted for votes cast in the two-member seats.
Change % No figures for vote change can be given for the 1922 general election because of the secession of the Irish Free State, and the existence of the Coalition in 1918.
Constitutionalists This label was used by a number of right-wing Liberals in the 1924 general election who wanted to distance themselves from the party’s temporary support for the Labour Government.
www.election.demon.co.uk /geresults.html   (687 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   (1400 words)

 CNN.com - World News: Election Watch
However, only 645 parliamentary seats were contested at the general election due to the death of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Staffordshire South.
The last parliamentary election was held on June 7, 2001.
The only other post-war prime minister to have won three successive general elections was Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) from the Conservative Party.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/europe/uk2.html   (187 words)

The immediate business in hand was the election of a President and other officials who would conduct the sittings and carry out the organizational and procedural work involved.
Moreover, everyone must have been very much aware that one immediate result of the promulgation of the new Constitution would be a General Election, with the result that the various shades of political opinion were hoping to use the Assembly as the main tool for putting their constitutional aspirations into practice.
The former was made up of persons who were ‘united, disciplined, full of revolutionary enthusiasm, determined to dominate the situation’; [16] the latter ‘individualistic, lacking in enthusiasm, on the defensive.
www.geocities.com /melitahistoricab/1979.html   (13837 words)

 1979   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
May 4 - Conservatives win the British general election ; Margaret Thatcher becomes the new prime minister.
November 21 - The United States Embassy in Islamabad Pakistan is attacked by a mob and afire killing four.
What a lot of people tend not to realise about Iran is that the vast majority of its population is under the age of thirty, and that most of them are women, who are either highly educated or are in the p...
www.freeglossary.com /1979   (1879 words)

 CNN.com - World - Election Watch
If the referendum for the Welsh Assembly is approved, voters will have two votes in the election for the Assembly.
One vote will be for a constituency member and the second vote will be for an additional member.
In general, the Welsh Assembly will not be able to overturn legislation passed by the Parliament.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/europe/wales.html   (286 words)

 1979 - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
January 1 - United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim heralds the start of the "International Year of the Child." Many musicians donate to the "Music for UNICEF" fund.
January 9 - The Music for UNICEF Concert is held at the United Nations General Assembly to raise money for UNICEF and promote the Year of the Child.
November 21 - After false radio reports from the Ayatollah Khomeini that the Americans had occupied the Great Mosque in Mecca, the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set afire, killing four.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/1979   (3486 words)

 1979 - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
May 4 - Conservatives win the British general election; Margaret Thatcher becomes the new prime minister.
September 7 - The Chrysler Corporation asks the United States government for $1 billion to avoid bankruptcy.
November 4 - Iran hostage crisis begins: 3000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the United States embassy in Tehran and take 90 hostages (63 of whom are American).
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1979   (3124 words)

 United Kingdom Government 1989 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
United Kingdom Government 1989 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Branches: legislative authority resides in Parliament (House of Lords, House of Commons); executive authority lies with collectively responsible Cabinet led by prime minister; House of Lords is supreme judicial authority and highest court of appeal
Elections: at discretion of prime minister but must be held before expiration of a five-year electoral mandate; last election held 11 June 1987
www.theodora.com /wfb1989/united_kingdom/united_kingdom_government.html   (369 words)

 MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1979 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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This is a list of Members of Parliament elected to the 48th Parliament of the United Kingdom in the 1979 general election, held on 3 May 1979.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z By-elections
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MPs_elected_in_the_UK_general_election,_1979   (87 words)

 United Kingdom General Election results since 1832
UK General Elections since 1832 UK General Elections since 1832
Complete results are available here for those years highlighted in red
Otherwise, links are to summary results on the Spartacus site and Adam Carr's Election Archive
www.psr.keele.ac.uk /area/uk/edates.htm   (100 words)

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