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  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.
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  United Kingdom general election, 1983 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The UK general election, 1983 was held on June 9, 1983 and gave the Conservatives and Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945.
The election of Foot was a sign that the core of the party was swinging to the left and the move exacerbated divisions within the party.
In the ensuring by-election the seat was won by Bobby Sands, an Anti-H-Block/Armagh Political Prisoner who then died and was succeeded by an Anti-H-Block Proxy Political Prisoner.
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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.
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 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.
The Court notes that section 75 of the 1983 Act does not directly restrain freedom of expression, but instead limits to GBP 5 the amount of money which unauthorised persons are permitted to spend on publications and other means of communication during the election period.
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.
www.hrcr.org /safrica/expression/bowman_uk.html   (1758 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet / Recursos Electorales en la Internet
The results of legislative elections held in Sweden from 1973 to 2006, as well as an overview of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Swedish legislature are available in Elections to the Swedish Riksdag.
The results of legislative elections held in Norway from 1985 to 2005, as well as a description of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Norwegian legislature are available in Elections to the Norwegian Storting.
Elections to the New Zealand House of Representatives and Elections to the German Bundestag describe the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) representation system used in both countries, with results of parliamentary elections held in New Zealand from 1996 to 2005 and in Germany from 1972 to 2005.
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 MSN Encarta - Tony Blair
Following the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001, which resulted in the deaths of more than 100 British citizens among the thousands of casualties, Blair pledged that the United Kingdom would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the United States.
In October, when the United States launched attacks against the Taliban government in Afghanistan, which was accused of harboring the al-Qaeda terrorist network believed responsible for the attacks, it was with the support of British naval and ground forces.
In December the United Kingdom committed a contingent of troops to lead the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1945
The United Kingdom General Election of 1945 was one of the most significant general elections of the 20th century.
A khaki election held just months after VE Day, it was the first general election to be held since 1935, as general elections had been suspended during World War II.
It resulted in the shock election defeat of the Conservatives led by Winston Churchill and the landslide victory of the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee, who won a majority of 145 seats.
www.jgames.co.uk /title/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1945   (1158 words)

 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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 Why War? Keywords: Tony Blair   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the 1983 UK general election he was elected as the Member for Sedgefield, a constituency that he has held until the present day.
Following two Labour party general election defeats by Margaret Thatcher in 1983 and 1987, Blair aligned himself firmly with the reforming tendencies in the party, headed by leader Neil Kinnock who gave Blair his first Shadow Cabinet post as Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, and worked to produce a more moderate and electable party.
The previous tendency of governments to manipulate interest rates around the time of General Elections for political ends had been deleterious to the UK economy and helped reinforce a cyclical pattern of boom and bust.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/people/Tony_Blair   (2425 words)

 Asia Society - Publications -
Decreed that parliamentary elections should be held in May or June 1999, that all parties meeting the legal requirements would be able to compete, and that appointed military representation in legislative bodies should gradually be reduced in accordance with a law to be enacted later.
Elections in 1999 will for the first time be held on a holiday to avoid workplace pressure and the possibility, as has happened in the past, that supervisors will know how their employees voted and take punitive action against them.
He is handicapped by the generally low esteem in which the military is now held, but he should not be ruled out as a contender for one of the top two jobs, especially if a turbulent election campaign increases the public desire for stability.
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 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)

 MSN Encarta - Labour Party (United Kingdom)
After its poor electoral performance in the 1983 general election, the party’s policies and organization were overhauled and “modernized” under the successive leaderships of Neil Kinnock, John Smith, and Tony Blair.
Its objective was to secure the election of candidates identified with labor interests or to support candidates sympathetic to labor.
The Labour Party, headed by Harold Wilson, regained control of the government by a margin of four seats in the elections of October 1964, and expanded its majority to 97 seats in the elections of 1966.
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 Wikinfo | Liberal Democrats (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Generally, the Tories were associated with the landed gentry and the Church of England, while Whigs were more associated with the great noble houses, the moneyed interest, and religious dissent.
This was especially true in 1983 and 1987 when their popular electoral support was greatest; their increase in the number of seats in 1997 and 2001 was largely due to the weakness of the Conservative Party in the later elections.
They are in favour of proportional representation for elections to both the House of Commons and a second chamber to replace the House of Lords, preferably by the STV system.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Liberal_Democrats_(UK)   (2160 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: )
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)

 BOWMAN v. THE UNITED KINGDOM - 24839/94 [1998] ECHR 4 (19 February 1998)
Section 75 of 1983 Act operated for all practical purposes as total barrier to applicant’s publishing information with a view to influencing voters in favour of anti-abortion candidate – not necessary to set limit on expenditure as low as GBP 5 to achieve aim of securing equality between candidates – restriction disproportionate.
They pointed to the fact that the trial judge had directed the jury on 28 September 1993 to acquit the applicant, and submitted that in these circumstances it was impossible to say that she would have been convicted had the trial continued or that the law was applied to her detriment.
It therefore concludes “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”.
www.worldlii.org /eu/cases/ECHR/1998/4.html   (6635 words)

 Constitution and Bylaws of the United Church of Christ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It shall reflect the commitment of the United Church of Christ to be an inclusive church.
Ordained ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ is granted by and held in an Association and confers voting membership in the Association.
In keeping with the covenantal basis of the United Church of Christ, such successor corporation shall be related to the United Church of Christ whenever legally permissible and appropriate, all as determined by the Board of Directors of the Covenanted Ministry.
www.ucc.org /aboutus/constitution.htm   (4152 words)

 Voter Registration End Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, it was the view of the commission that this decision came at a significant cost, both in terms of the increased costs associated with verifying eligibility at the election polls, and costs in terms of decreased efficacy of ballot reconciliation.
Elections Canada, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 36th General Election (Ottawa: Elections Canada, 1997), viii.
Denmark Ministry of the Interior, Parliamentary Elections and Election Administration in Denmark (Copenhagen: Ministry of the Interior, 1996), 24.
www.aceproject.org /main/english/vr/vrz_001.htm   (2186 words)

 Chronology Foundations Of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe History Timeline
The election of the ten chiefs was postponed, apparently because the Government feared that some might favour the opposition.
Many opposition candidates and supporters had to go into hiding during the election campaign, including Roy Bennett, the MDC candidate in Chinaminani, whose pregnant wife was attacked, as a result of which she suffered a miscarriage, and Blessing Chebundo, MDC candidate in Kwekwe.
Following the elections, MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai called for President Mugabe to be impeached for inciting the violence that marred the election campaign.
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 Commanding Heights : United Kingdom Political | on PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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)

The expected growth in imports associated with construction sector activity should result in a growth in the trade deficit, although this could be offset somewhat by increased inflows related to an expansion in the tourism industry.
Of the 14-member House of Assembly, II members are elected from single member constituencies on the basis of universal suffrage and three are nominated to the House (two on the advice of the prime minister and one on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition).
The next general election is due by March 2005.
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 Leadership Lecture Series
After standing unsuccessfully for the Labour Party in a by-election, Blair went on to win the seat of Sedgefield in the 1983 General Election, aged 30.
The Labour Party went on to win the 1997 General Election by a landslide, after 18 years in Opposition.
Tony Blair was re-elected with another landslide majority in the 2001 General Election.
www.georgebushfoundation.org /bush/html/EndowedLectures/BioTonyBlair.htm   (316 words)

 EPIC - National ID and REAL ID Act
The United Kingdom plans to have e-passports equipped with facial biometrics and ID cards early next year.
Election Report Recommends Using REAL ID for Voter ID. The Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, released a new report on the conduct of domestic elections.
The United Kingdom's Home Office said yesterday that it plans to fingerprint all passport applicants within the next five years and store the data on chips embedded in passports.
www.epic.org /privacy/id_cards   (4820 words)

 The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The results of the United Kingdom’s general election a week ago last Thursday bring to mind a crowded neighborhood pub half an hour before closing time.
Labour has now for the first time won its third election in a row—not in spite of Blair’s leadership but because of it, specifically because of his farsighted strategy of dropping red-flag-and-cloth-cap “socialism” in favor of a streamlined, market-friendly version of modern European social democracy.
The half-empty view is that the election, if not exactly a defeat for Blair, was about as close as he could get without losing his job.
www.newyorker.com /talk/content/articles/050523ta_talk_hertzberg   (1108 words)

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