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  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.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1997 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 described as a Labour "landslide" by the media, owing to the margin of their victory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1997   (568 words)

 United Kingdom history 1815-1914 - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about United Kingdom history 1815-1914
Although generally reactionary in attitude, under pressure Wellington carried through some notable reforms, including the achievement of Catholic Emancipation and the repeal of the Test Act and the Corporation Act, both of which had excluded any but members of the established Church of England from holding public office.
The secret ballot in general elections was introduced (the ballot act 1872), and trade unions were more fully legalized (1871), following the formation of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in 1868.
Generally acting as foreign secretary as well as prime minister during his premierships, Salisbury espoused a policy of ‘splendid isolation’ for Britain, while other European powers involved themselves in complex alliances and counter-alliances.
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 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.
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 United Kingdom general election, 2001 -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Exeter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Met Office, the main weather forecasting organisation for the United Kingdom and one of the most significant in the world, relocated from Bracknell in Berkshire to Exeter in early 2004.
Isca is clearly a Celtic generic noun and the Romans felt the need to label the city Isca Dumnoniorum, or the Isca of the Dumnonii, in order to distinguish it from such settlements as Isca Silurum (modern Caerleon-on-Usk in Monmouthshire).
At the United Kingdom general election, 1997, Ben Bradshaw was elected as MP for Exeter, and he retained the seat at the elections of 2001 and 2005.
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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 Parliamentary Election results 1997-: English Counties part 2
The election was declared void after a petition was lodged by the defeated Conservative candidate.
On 6th October 1997 the High Court of Justice, sitting as the Election Court, found that 54 or 55 ballot papers were issued to voters without the official mark and the result was affected by that, such that the election was not conducted substantially according to law.
In the general election his ballot paper description was 'Liberal Democrat Top Choice for Parliament'; in the byelection it was 'Literal Democrat Mark here to Win'.
www.election.demon.co.uk /1997EC2.html   (788 words)

 Wikinfo | Tony Blair
Born in 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr Blair is the son of a barrister and a lecturer.
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.
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 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 November 1997 the NF took the lead among neo-Nazi groups by organizing street protests in Dover against the influx of Roma from Slovakia and the Czech Republic (see Racism and xenophobia), and in December 1997 by organizing protests against the presence of Sinn Féin leaders at Downing Street for the Anglo-Irish talks.
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 United Kingdom general elections: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) (Members of Parliament (MPs): a member of parliament, or mp, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral...
Of the 17 general elections between 1945 and 2005, four each were held in October, June, and May, and two were held in February.
General elections are run under a first-past-the-post election system (first-past-the-post election system: more facts about this subject), in terms of the number of MPs from a particular party.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/united_kingdom_general_elections   (3112 words)

 Nelson - Political Science-Government and Politics on the Web/Electoral Systems
Taiwan's presidential elections in 2000 marked the end of 41 years of rule by the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party).
The results of the United Kingdom's 1997 general election are available in table and map format.
Elections USA has the election results from every state (state and presidential elections) since at least 1992 (depending on state).
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 General Information - United Kingdom Country Guide - World Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The United Kingdom is an hereditary monarchy, with real power being held by the Prime Minister, who is the leader of the largest parliamentary party and the head of the Cabinet.
Elections must be held every five years, though the timing is at the discretion of the Prime Minister.
The United Kingdom section consists of a general introduction (covering the aspects that the four countries have in common), sections devoted to the four constituent countries, and sections dealing with the Isle of Man.
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 Political Forecasting: Forecasting the 2005 Parliamentary Elections in the United Kingdom
Forecasting the 2005 Parliamentary Elections in the United Kingdom
Recently, we proposed an original statistical model for forecasting general elections in the United Kingdom, based on the observation of a few key indicators of the political and economic system.
To generate a forecast for the forthcoming general election, answers to the same questions about the performance of parties during the current parliament, obtained from a further 35 expert respondents, were offered to the neural networks.
morris.wharton.upenn.edu /forecast/Political/British_elections.html   (825 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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 Opinion poll -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Gallup launched a subsidiary in the United Kingdom, where it correctly predicted Labour's victory in the 1945 general election, in contrast with virtually all other commentators, who expected the Conservative Party, led by Winston Churchill, to win easily.
The best-known failure of opinion polling to date in the United States was the prediction that Thomas Dewey would defeat Harry S. Truman in the 1948 U.S. Presidential election.
In the United Kingdom, most polls failed to predict the Conservative election victories of 1970 and 1992, and Labour's victory in 1974.
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 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.
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.
After the 1997 General Election, Prime Minister Blair appointed him Defence Secretary of the United Kingdom, a position he held until his departure in October 1999.
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 BBC - History - Labour Victory in the General Election, June 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As World War Two ended a general election could take place and the Labour party gained its first (two-to-one) majority over the Conservatives in July 1945.
Churchill's success in war was not to be underestimated but the electorate had not forgotten the 30s when, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he had caused the value of the pound to rise thus deepening economic depression.
A series of economic crises, including the failed attempt to make the pound convertible with the dollar in 1947, and the drastic devaluation of the pound against the dollar in 1949, was evidence of Britain's economic decline and her new dependence on the USA.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/england/pwar_labour_victory_gen_election.shtml   (319 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)

 Conservative Party - Conservative Election Manifesto 2005 - It's Time For Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Chapter of the Conservative general election manifesto on policies for older people, including proposals to cut council tax and increase the state pension by earnings (February 2005).
Health chapter of the Conservative general election manifesto, detailing policies for cleaner hospitals and greater choice for patients (February 2005).
The education chapter of the Conservative general election manifesto, including Conservative plans to give parents the right to choose the best school for their children and improve discipline in schools (February 2005).
www.conservatives.com /tile.do?def=manifesto.index.page   (446 words)

 [21 Apr 1997]: DAILY PRESS BRIEFING OF OFFICE OF SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) is proving that the wounds of war can be healed and a better future is possible.
Regarding today's press conferences at Headquarters, the Spokesman said that progress on the negotiations under way for the special session of the General Assembly on review of implementation of Agenda 21, the programme of action adopted by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) would be the subject of a 2:30 p.m.
Since the election in Eastern Slavonia "was not so romantic, as you described", a correspondent asked whether a possible extension of the UNTAES mandate was discussed in Bonn between the Secretary-General and Mr.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1997/19970421.dbapr21.html   (1311 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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 United Kingdom general election, 1997: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The election (election: A vote to select the winner of a position or political office) brought the first change in UK Government for 18 years.
The defeated Conservative candidate challenged the result on the grounds that errors by election officials (failures to stamp certain votes) had changed the result, forcing a by-election (by-election: a by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office...
See also MPs elected in the UK general election, 1997 (MPs elected in the UK general election, 1997: more facts about this subject).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/united_kingdom_general_election_1997   (1378 words)

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