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  United Kingdom general election, 1992 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election, 1992 was held on April 9, 1992, and was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservatives.
During his term leading up to the 1992 elections he oversaw the British involvement in the Gulf War, abolished the much-disliked poll tax in favour of council tax and signed the Maastricht treaty.
Given that the 1992 election resulted in a Conservative overall majority of 21, it has been stated that their victory could be said to have been decided by only 1,241 votes distributed through the 11 seats with the smallest Conservative majorities in the election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1992   (1164 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (3205 words)

 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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 United Kingdom general election, 2001 -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
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.
The election had been expected in May, to coincide with local elections, but both were postponed because of rural movement restrictions imposed in response to a foot and mouth outbreak.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (521 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   (1187 words)

 General election -
A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election.
The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections.
In the United States, primary elections serve to narrow down a field of candidates, and general elections actually elect candidates to offices.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/General_election   (250 words)

 Wikinfo | Tony Blair
During the 1983 UK general election he was elected as the MP for Sedgefield, a constituency that he has held until the present day.
Following two 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, and worked to produce a more moderate and electable party.
In the 2001 UK general election, the Labour Party preserved its majority at an unprecedented level, even in the face of a reduced turnout, and Blair became the first Labour Prime Minister to win a full second term.
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 wiki/Bath, England Definition / wiki/Bath, England Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The climate of Bath is generally temperateIn geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles.
This was perhaps the most notable result of the United Kingdom general election, 1992 as Chris Patten in the post of Conservative Party Chairman (and member of the Cabinet) played a major part in getting the Conservative government of John Major re-elected but failed to defend his marginal parliamentary seat in Bath.
In Australia the use of the term is generally restricted to primary and secondary educational levels, and not applied to college or tertiary-levels...
www.elresearch.com /wiki/Bath,_England   (12636 words)

 Text only Version - Building Confidence in U.S. Elections: Report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform
Because of flaws in registration lists and other election administration procedures, HAVA mandated that any eligible voter who appears at the polls must be given a provisional ballot if his or her name does not appear on the voter registration list or an election official asserts that the individual is not eligible to vote.
The institutions of election administration, however, are in need of improvement, so that they may instill greater public confidence in the election process and allow election officials to carry out their responsibilities more effectively (see Table 5 on page 52).
Elections are contests for power and, as such, it is natural that politics will influence every part of the contest, including the administration of elections.
www.american.edu /ia/cfer/report/report.html   (18681 words)

 GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable WMD News and WMD Information
PII 1991 - September 1992 Between October 1990 and January 1992 the Attorney General's department was obtaining an Opinion on the application of PII to criminal cases from Mr Michael Kalisher QC, Mr John Laws (Treasury Counsel) and Mr Nicholas Ainley.
An SIS letter of June 1992, enclosing the draft and the witness statement to which it referred, was side-copied to the Attorney General's department.
On 11 September 1992, Mr Heseltine wrote to the Attorney General thanking him for his letter of 7 September which had found a way of reconciling his duty to claim PII with his view that at least some of the documents should be disclosed.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/library/news/uk/scott/atg2.txt   (2347 words)

 Global Economic Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With only the tiny city-state of Hamburg holding elections this September and the government's term in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt expiring in April 2002, these two regional elections were the last large-scale ballots ahead of the general election in the September 2002.
The latter makes a postponement of a 3 May election (if indeed that is the prime minister's preference) a somewhat unlikely course of events, particularly given the chance of the crisis escalating further (as envisaged in both our June and September scenarios).
To our readers in the United States: Morgan Stanley has prepared this report, Morgan Stanley and Co. Incorporated and Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. are distributing the report in the US and accept responsibility for its contents.
www.morganstanley.com /GEFdata/digests/20010327-tue.html   (3945 words)

 Why did Labour win the 1997 General Election? - Coursework.Info
The 1997 election was not like any other election in post war history.
The result of the '97 election was immediately hailed by most political analysts as a labour landslide victory.
Seeing as they now had 418 (a gain of 147 on 1992) seats in the House of Commons this is hardly suprising but what was failed to be noticed was that they only received 44.4% of the vote within Great Britain and yet gained 643% of the seats in the Lower House.
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 Bath: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bath is a city (city: A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts) in southwest England (England: A division of the United Kingdom), most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs (hot springs: A town in west central Arkansas; a health resort noted for thermal springs).
The climate of Bath is generally temperate (temperate: in geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the...
Though many come for general reasons—some are attracted to particular aspects such as Jane Austen (Jane Austen: English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)), or the Roman Baths.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/bath   (7264 words)

 ICL - United Kingdom - "Constitution"
Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
The maximum sum a candidate may spend on a general election campaign is 4,330 pounds plus 3.7 pence for each elector in a borough constituency or 4.9 pence for each elector in a county constituency.
It is limited to parties which had at least two members elected at the previous general election or one member elected and a minimum of 150,000 votes cast.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/uk00000_.html   (8922 words)

 United Kingdom
During the early part of 1997 the focus of these groups was the general election, at which they failed to make any real impact with voters except in the East End of London and West Yorkshire, their traditional heartlands.
During the May 1997 general election it averaged 1.12 per cent of the vote and one candidate saved his deposit with a vote of 11.39 per cent, although this was the seat of the speaker of the House of Commons which is traditionally unopposed by the major parties.
In the May 1997 general election, six candidates represented the party, managing an average only of 0.98 per cent, and all lost their deposits.
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive2/uk/uk.htm   (9023 words)

 Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Reform Agenda - 1992 to 1996 - Global Policy Forum
UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali undertook a number of reforms at the beginning of his term in 1992, including reorganizing the Secretariat.
Reflections on the UN Center for Transnational Corporations and why it was abolished by Washington appointee Richard Thornburgh in early 1992.
US government members labeled the Secretary General “a dangerous subversive” trying to increase the powers of the UN and turn the world body into a supranational state.
www.globalpolicy.org /reform/initiatives/1992.htm   (369 words)

 The Militant - 5/19/97 -- Sinn Fein Scores Victory In UK Election
MANCHESTER, England - A blow was struck against the British occupation of northern Ireland with the election of Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness to the seats of West Belfast and Mid-Ulster in the United Kingdom general election on May 1.
During the election campaign in Manchester, local politicians and the Manchester Evening News led a successful campaign to block a Sinn Fein councilor from Derry, Mary Nellis, from addressing a public meeting.
The Conservative government, defeated in the general election of May 1, had excluded Sinn Fein from talks on the future of Ireland despite their success in the 1996 elections held to elect representatives to the talks.
www.themilitant.com /1997/6120/6120_6.html   (882 words)

 Welcome to FreshAngles.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With Election Day behind us, we can safely say this year's presidential race was one of the closest ever—just as preelection polls had predicted.
He explains that polls often cannot accurately depict the public's opinions due to this "bias," which could prove to be very embarrassing for polling firms.
For instance, in the United Kingdom's 1992 general election, the Conservatives gained a clear victory over the Labour party—despite earlier predictions that claimed it would be a tight race.
www.freshangles.com /display?/realtime/4   (631 words)

 U.S. Wants Strong Manager To Lead United Nations
United Nations -- In selecting the next secretary-general of the United Nations, the United States wants someone with extensive management experience, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton says.
The United States feels that the next secretary-general "should be somebody who has extensive experience in management, particularly somebody who might be able to lead a major reform effort on a range of activities at the U.N. both on the management side, procurement, budgeting, personnel, and on the substantive side as well," Bolton continued.
While identifying the secretary-general as the chief administrative officer, the U.N. Charter also gives him the responsibility of bringing to the attention of the Security Council "any matter which in his opinion may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security."  But no criteria or qualifications are mentioned.
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 The Command Post - 2004 US Presidential Election - The Model of a Modern Political General
So I was all ready to greet General Clark as one Democrat who had both some foreign policy nous, and experience of helping to run a humongous organisation, namely, the US Army.
General Clark is known to play rather fast and loose with the truth when it comes to "suggestions from Washington".
He was pursuing a strategy with the secretary of defense that would have the United States prepare actively for war in Korea or the Persian Gulf.
www.command-post.org /2004/2_archives/008524.html   (4323 words)

 KC-504-006-1-1-United Kingdom-ICPSR-1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The British Election Study (BES) at the University of Essex was initiated in 1974 to continue the series of election surveys previously conducted by David Butler and Donald Stokes (Political Change in Britain, 1963-1970).
Surveys were conducted following the general elections of February 1974, October 1974, and May 1979, and following the Referendum on Britain's membership in the European Economic Community in 1975.
In 1992, a grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to the University of Strathclyde enabled the representation of Scottish electors in the sample to be boosted substantially.
dpls.dacc.wisc.edu /newcatalog/study.asp?tid=12672&id=6842   (627 words)

 ICL - United Kingdom Index
There is a paperback draft constitution of an advisory group (Anthony Bradley et al.) available from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ed.), A Written Constitution for the United Kingdom, 2nd ed.
The current first-past-the-post electoral system, on the general election on 1 May 1997, put Labour in charge of nearly two-thirds of the seats in the Commons with only 43% of the national vote.
May 1997: Tony Blair (Labour) wins parliamentary elections over John Major (Tories), installs a new government, and immediately gives independence to the Bank of England by limiting the directive activity of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/uk__indx.html   (320 words)

 andrewcoyne.com: What East-West split?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Liberals have created deficiencies in how Canada is goverened by effectively reducing our elections to a single national representative in the person of the Prime Minister: on all important matters the discipline of the governing party ensures that the voice of the minority is suppressed.
Further to Chris' point, information is available from Elections Canada which indicates that an average riding in PEI represents a population of just under 34 000 (and recall that fewer than that are eligible voters).
The puerility of the recent election campaign reinforced this - it had the tone of a high school student council popularity contest, not the gravitas of a sovereign, consequential nation deliberating its place in world affairs.
andrewcoyne.com /archives/003846.php   (13183 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Last week's Romsey bi-election in the United Kingdom is bad news for the Conservative and Labour parties, and the Republicans and Democrats, their supporters in the United States.
In that General Election, an alleged Labour landslide, the Labour candidate only gained 2,641 votes, less than the Liberal Democrat who gained 2,753.
The elder Bush and the Republicans delivered the 1992 election for the Conservatives and Clinton and the Democrats were firm supporters of Labour in 1997.
www.leinsdorf.com /romseybielection.htm   (447 words)

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