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  United Kingdom general election, 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
The elections were marked by apathy from the voting public, with turnout falling by to 59%, the lowest since 1918.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (614 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)

 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   (4123 words)

 Wikisource talk:Election data - Wikisource
I begin with "Election results" (or possibly even simply "Elections" to reduce length) because that's the most important term in all this class of articles, and the chance of ambiguity with other subjects is less likely.
Another advantage of using "Elections" alone might be that it is identical, or at least similar, in several languages.
Starting with "Election results" would be best because it is the most important element; starting with anything else could be confused with other developments in that same country or other developments in a certain year.
wikisource.org /wiki/Wikisource_talk:Election_data   (876 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)

 Encyklopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was later bought by the Medici family in 1549: as the official residence of the ruling families of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, it was enlarged and enriched almost continually over the following three centuries.
In the 19th century, the palazzo, by then a great treasure house, was used as a power base by Napoleon I, and later served for a brief period as the principal royal palace of the newly united Italy.
In the early 20th century, the palazzo together with its contents was given to the Italian people by the King Victor Emmanuel III, subsequently its doors were opened to the public to serve as one of Florence's largest art galleries.
encyclopedia.maksiu.info /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (647 words)

 United Kingdom general elections: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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)

 2004 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in the United Kingdom
The most recent general election was held in 2001; a number of political parties participated in the election, and it was free and fair.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service Director General stated that conditions for female inmates improved substantially in June when they were transferred to a new facility; however, an NIHRC investigator said the transfer to the new facility failed "to meet even the basic conditions required" by the Prison Inspectorate.
In July, Kinsley Ojo, arrested as a result of an investigation into the discovery in September 2001 of the torso of a Nigerian boy in the River Thames, was convicted of trafficking-related offenses and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2004/41716.htm   (7625 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.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /WORLD/election.watch/europe/uk2.html   (182 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2001 -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
After a landslide victory of the Labour Party in the previous 1997 elections, they now had another major victory by managing to maintain their position.
The elections were also marked by apathy from the voting public, turnout being only 59%, the lowest since 1918.
One of the more noted events of a quiet campaign was when a countryside protester Craig Evans threw an egg at Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in Rhyl; Prescott then grabbed Evans and punched him, in front of television cameras.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (521 words)

 General Election 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Turnout at the 1997 election was the lowest since 1935 and the 2001 turnout crashed even further by an enormous 13.2 %.
Democracy in the United Kingdom is in a state of crisis and the blame can be squarely laid at the door of the politicians who have treated voters with utter contempt.
Politicians in general and the government in particular are viewed with distrust by the public.
www.alba.org.uk /nextwe   (635 words)

 Online edition of Daily News - Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I was a parliamentary candidate for the last general election (2001) for the United Kingdom Parliament.
United Kingdom has devolved power to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They elect their own politicians and manage their own affairs, yet the United Kingdom remains as one country.
www.dailynews.lk /2003/08/13/fea03.html   (1109 words)

 Political Science Sites of Working Papers - Election 2000 Bibliography
Studies whether the election was caused by mechanical failure of voting equipment or by defects in the democratic system.
Asserts that the presidential election of 2000, with its victory of a candidate with fewer popular votes and its decisive intervention of the Supreme Court, is a paradox of democracy.
Elections at all levels during the 2000 race are explored.
www.workingpapers.org /bibliography/twothousbib.htm   (9072 words)

 Ian Bruce - TheBestLinks.com - UK general election, 2001, March 14, United Kingdom, ...
Ian Cameron Bruce (born March 14, 1947) is a politician in the United Kingdom.
He served as Conservative Party member of Parliament for South Dorset until 2001, when he was defeated in the 2001 general election.
He was fifth of six in the Conservative Party's list for the Yorkshire and the Humber region in the 2004 European Elections, but was not elected.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ian_Bruce.html   (131 words)

 Debian Project Leader Elections 2005
General Resolution: Editorial amendments to the social contract
I would like to thank all the candidates for their service to the project, for standing for the post of project leader, and for offering the developers a strong and viable group of candidates.
The problem is that in complex elections, there may well be a circular relations ship in which A beats B, B beats C, and C beats A. Most of the variations on Condorcet use various means of resolving the tie.
www.debian.org /vote/2005/vote_001   (738 words)

 Social, humanitarian and cultural / 3rd Committee - 60th session of the United Nations General Assembly
The General Assembly considered this question at its thirty-fifth to thirty-ninth sessions, forty-first, forty-third, fifty-fifth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 35/200, 36/162, 37/179, 38/99, 39/114, 41/160, 43/150, 55/82 and 56/268).
At the same session, the General Assembly requested the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to submit an interim report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/177, sect.
The General Assembly considered the question at its fifty-seventh and fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 57/195, sect.
www.un.org /ga/60/third/summaries69.htm   (545 words)

 PoliticsOnline - UK Elections Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
During the election period, PoliticsOnline will be the web’s most comprehensive entry-way into Election 2001.
US Elections Teach Internet Lesson in UK) The last election in the US was most memorable for its cliffhanger ending, but the 2000 elections also saw an increase in the use of the internet.
In a report to be published after the election, ministers will be warned that the prime minister's promise to have all government services available electronically by 2005 is doomed to failure.
www.politicsonline.com /globalcontent/archives2003/ukelections/uk_elections_news.asp?startnum=21   (778 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)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Election 2001
October 2: Unlike the election proper, the Guardian Unlimited Politics/ IPPR election 2001 review was a feast of nail-biting finishes, surprise winners and unlikely losers.
June 28: The results of the June 2001 election have mostly gone unexplored, but if you peer more closely at the results, says David McKie, the picture is more complex.
If the general election left England, Scotland and Wales much as they were, the opposite is true of Northern Ireland.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election2001   (486 words)

 NDCF World Conflict Count - 2001
Despite the United States now being involved in war, there was a remarkable decrease in conflict in 2001, from 68 to 59.
Another pattern observed in 2001 was a great deal of political violence surrounding elections.
The most dangerous conflict for 2001 is the possibility of further terrorist attacks against the United States.
www.ndcf.org /Conflict_List/World2001/NDCFWorldConflictCount2001.htm   (1813 words)

 Results of 2005 United Kingdom General Election - Wikinews
At 21:00 UTC yesterday, the polls closed in the United Kingdom general election.
Speaking on BBC News, commentator David Dimbleby pointed out the uncertainty of such possibilities, and noted that a majority of 66 was larger than the 43 seat majority won by Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom general election, 1979.
In every General Election there is an informal race amongst the constituencies to declare a result first.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/Results_of_2005_United_Kingdom_General_Election   (748 words)

 James Arbuthnot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
He is the Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament: An elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons) for the constituency of Hampshire North-East (Hampshire North-East: more facts about this subject).
He was first elected by North East Hampshire in the 1997 general election (1997 general election: more facts about this subject), and was re-elected in 2001 (see United Kingdom general election, 2001 (United Kingdom general election, 2001: more facts about this subject)) and 2005.
He is a barrister (barrister: A British lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law) who is married and has four children.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/james_arbuthnot   (332 words)

 UK General Election 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A general election was held in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2001.
All 659 parliamentary seats in the United Kingdom were contested.
No elections took place for the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly.
www.britainusa.com /election2001/index.asp   (148 words)

 Richard Toynton: Whether the General Will is Fallible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is therefore essential, if the general will is to be able to express itself, that there should be no partial society within the State, and that each citizen should think only his own thoughts: which was indeed the sublime and unique system established by the great Lycurgus.
These precautions are the only ones that can guarantee that the general will shall be always enlightened, and that the people shall in no way deceive itself.
If nobody is telling nobody what they want, there’s bound to be a conflict of interest between the general will and the will of a partial society.
home.hawaii.rr.com /wnt2rd/2005/10/whether-general-will-is-fallible.html   (420 words)

 Debian -- Debian Project Leader Elections 2003
Some statistics are being gathered about ballots and acknowledgements periodically during the voting period.
Additionally, the list of people for the election is available, complete with tokens so that the voters may check their votes were tallied.
I would like to thank Moshe Zadka, Branden Robinson and Bdale Garbee for their service to the project, for standing for the post of project leader, and for offering the developers a strong and viable group of candidates.
www.debian.org /vote/2003/vote_0001   (375 words)

 [Roy Morgan Research] International
This latest Roy Morgan International Poll on United Kingdom Voting Intention was conducted by telephone from May 18 to May 22, 2001 with a United Kingdom cross-section of 466 eligible electors.
Of all electors surveyed 76% said they were "absolutely certain" or "fairly certain" to vote at the General Election.
Roy Morgan International was the most accurate poll in predicting the margin in the recent United Kingdom election (see International article No. 11).
www.roymorgan.com.au /news/press-releases/international.cfm?moduleID=100000020&morganPoll=100000138&docType=2   (245 words)

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