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  United Kingdom general election, October 1974 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election of October 1974 took place on October 10, 1974.
It was the second of two United Kingdom general elections held that year.
It was at this election that the Scottish National Party secured their best ever representation inside the House of Commons, 11 MPs.
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 United Kingdom general election, February 1974 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974.
It was the first of two United Kingdom general elections held that year, and the only election since the Second World War not to produce an overall majority in the House of Commons for the winning party, instead producing a hung parliament.
This election saw Northern Ireland diverging heavily from the rest of the UK, with all twelve MPs elected being from local parties, following the decision of the Ulster Unionists to withdraw support from the Conservative Party in protest over the Sunningdale Agreement.
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 elections | Houses of Parliament
General elections are held at least every five years.
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.
www.parliament.uk /works/elections.cfm   (955 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 - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In the general election of 1964, however, the latter was narrowly defeated by the Labour Party, headed by Harold Wilson.
In February 1995 John Major and the Irish prime minister John Bruton announced a joint framework document on all-party talks on the future of Northern Ireland, with the British government insisting that Sinn Féin participation was conditional on the decommissioning of IRA weapons.
The Assembly was suspended in February 2000 because of the impasse over a formal and precise deadline for decommissioning; direct rule from Westminster was temporarily re-imposed before the Assembly was reconvened in late spring 2000, with the UUP voting to rejoin a provincial power-sharing government with Sinn Féin, after the IRA pledged to begin disarmament.
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 Wikinfo | Edward Heath
Sir Edward Richard George Heath (born July 9, 1916) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
The success of his party in the general election of 1970 surprised almost all contemporary commentators and was seen as a personal triumph.
Heath continued to serve as a backbench MP for the Kent constituency of Old Bexley and Sidcup until retiring from Parliament at the 2001 general election, by which time he was the longest-serving member and "Father of the House".
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This model assumes that elections will be decisive in giving control of Parliament to one party, and therefore it falters in operation when confronted by the existence of minor parties with sufficient strength to prevent the emergence of a clear majority.
From 1974 through 1978, British politics deviated from the classic model, which, however, was reactivated in 1979 with the election of a Conservative government holding a majority in excess of 40 seats in the House of Commons.
The United Kingdom did not appear in the random sample of 50 countries that was drawn for study in the ICPP project.
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 UW-Madison DPLS Subject Access - Election Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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United states historical election returns, 1788-1985: California, county level election returns, 1902-1944.
Wisconsin election data: votes cast in primary and general elections for federal and state offices, 1970-1980.
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 February 2000
On February 9 the "kingmakers" elect Haliru Dantoro Kitoro III dan Muhammadu Sani, the deceased emir's brother; the state governor declines to ratify the election and designates "kingmakers" to fill the vacancies.
In Bihar elections (held February 12, 17, and 22), the alliance fails to oust the Rashtriya Janata Dal.
In Manipur (February 12 and 22), results are split and a regional group leads the race in the 60-seat legislature.
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 Government - On the Road to Accession
The French President, General de Gaulle, issues his famous "Non" to British entry to the EEC, and negotiations are broken off.
After the election of a Conservative government in the UK and the death of General de Gaulle the EC invites Britain to reopen negotiations.
In February 1974 the Labour Party won a general election and formed a new government.
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 UK Conservative Party, Overview
The defeat of the Conservative Party in the elections of 1964 was attributed to splits within the Conservative party that Douglas-Home was not able to handle, ethics scandals involving War Minister John Profumo and mounting trade deficits, as well as social unrest.
In February of 1974, a miner's strike caused Heath to call a general election in the hope of strengthening the government's mandate.
Thatcher was reelected prime minister in 1983 (when she strategically timed the elections after the victory in the Falkland Islands war with Argentina), again in 1987 (during a period of economic growth), and stayed in power until 1990.
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 United Kingdom election 2005
The 2005 United Kingdom election was held on 5 May. In 2001, victory in 330 of 659 seats was required to gain a House of Commons majority.
On the eve of the election, he asserted, ‘I did not lie or mislead the country’ over the Iraq invasion, a reminder of a similar claim he had made in early 2004 concerning the leaking of the name of Dr David Kelly over the weapons of mass destruction controversy.
As applications for postal votes for the general election rose by up to 500 per cent in some marginal seats, concern about the risk of electoral fraud, and a series of legal challenges, began to worry election observers.
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 CAIN: Chronology of the Conflict 1974
A general election was held in the United Kingdom.
The election in Northern Ireland was in effect a referendum on power-sharing, and the Council of Ireland as proposed in the Sunningdale Agreement.
The United Ulster Unionist Council (UUUC) held a three-day conference in Portrush, County Antrim.
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 U.S. Attorney | Western District Of Missouri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The nation's 93 United States Attorneys are responsible for the prosecution of federal crimes such as firearms, narcotics, public corruption, money laundering, child pornography and fraud; the defense of civil cases brought against the United States; and the collection of debts owed to the United States and restitution owed by criminals to their victims.
On February 11, 2002, Eric F. Melgren was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Kansas.
Charles W. Larson, Sr., is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.
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 Privatization in the United Kingdom Under the Thatcher Government
The Great General Strike was not successful in reversing the economic policies of the Government but it contributed to further economic problems and put a scarc into politicians of what could happen.
The Conservative Government of 1970 to 1974 under Edward Heath was done in by labor strikes and turmoil.
In the February 1974 general elections the Conservative Party lost seats to Labour but Labour did not achieve an absolute majority and another general election was called in October of 1974.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/privUK.htm   (1762 words)

 Welsh Referendum
However in the General Election of February 1974 Plaid Cymru won two seats and the SNP increased its number of MPs from two to seven.
The Liberal Democrats are committed to a federal United Kingdom, with elected regional assemblies throughout the country.
In their election manifesto of 1997 they remained committed to regional assemblies and recommended that they be subject to regional approval.
www.bbc.co.uk /politics97/devolution/wales/briefing/partypolicy.shtml   (1051 words)

 WWW Virtual Library Labour History: Geographical
SocialEast Forum on the Art and Visual Culture of Eastern Europe The goal of SocialEast is to encourage comparative research into the art history of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, as well as consider wider issues in socialist visual culture.
Association of Indian Labour Historians AILH (Delhi) Founded in 1996, the Association of Indian Labour Historians is a professional body of historians, social scientists and scholars interested in furthering the historical understanding of the conditions of labour and labouring people.
Beaglehole Room General information about the trade union records in the J. Beaglehole Room, the official repository within the Library of all archives and manuscript material at the library of the Victoria University of Wellington.
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 United Kingdom: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
After the crushing of a nationalist rebellion in Ireland in 1798, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was created in 1801 with the dissolution of the Irish Parliament.
The general election of 1964 was won by the Labour Party under the leadership of Harold Wilson.
In February 1990, the United Kingdom and Argentina renewed diplomatic relations and their representatives met in Madrid to negotiate the issue of the return of the Malvinas/Falklands.
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 KC-504-004-1-1-United Kingdom-ICPSR-1986   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Abstract: This study, a follow-up to the BRITISH ELECTION STUDY: [JUNE] 1983 (ICPSR 8409), was undertaken to describe and explain the outcome of the 1987 general election in Great Britain.
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.
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 Conservative Party - Profile
Richard was born at Aberdeen in 1942 and educated at the London School of Economics and at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Bologna.
In the General Election of October 1974 he was personal assistant to the Member of Parliament for Glasgow Cathcart, Edward Taylor.
Richard unsuccessfully contested Nottingham East in February 1974 but was elected Member of Parliament for Aldridge Brownhills in May 1979.
www.conservatives.com /people/person.cfm?PersonID=5116&CFID=463986&CFTOKEN=11606006   (310 words)

 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - Elections - United Kingdom
Final Report on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland general election on 5 May 2005
United Kingdom: Consultation paper by the electoral commission on the cycle of local government elections in England.
Assessment report on the elections for the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
www.osce.org /odihr-elections/documents.html?lsi=true&limit=10&grp=235   (133 words)

 United Kingdom Parliamentary Election Results: Links and Bibliography
The first edition was compiled soon after the 1970 election and therefore does not include byelection results from later in the Parliament.
It contains all elections from 1832 to 1853, together with statistics on the electorate and the influence possessed by various patrons in each constituency.
The British General Election of 1945 by R.B. McCallum and Alison Readman was published in 1948.
www.election.demon.co.uk /pollinks.html   (1488 words)

 North Sea Oil - the Betrayal of Scotland
The 1970 general election saw the SNP poll just 11.4 per cent of the vote and one seat.
Within eight months, by the October election of that year, their support had risen to the all-time high of 30.4 per cent of the vote, and 11 seats.
In 1974 my majority went from around 6,000 in February to around 2,000 after the October general election.
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 HISTORICAL EVENTS - 1969—1979 Crises and recovery - The first enlargement - Negotiations with the United Kingdom - The ...
The United Kingdom’s partners in Europe, in spite of French reservations, showed themselves ready to make certain concessions to the United Kingdom in order to avoid a victory for the opponents to European integration, an outcome which would have been damaging to the whole process of unification.
At the Paris Summit held on 9 and 10 December 1974, Wilson obtained satisfaction in the creation of the Regional Development Fund, which would generally be of benefit to Britain, and in a correction to the budgetary contribution mechanism.
The United Kingdom also obtained partial reimbursement of its contribution on value added tax (VAT) at the European Council meeting in Dublin on 10 and 11 March 1975.
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The last General Election was held on 7 June 2001.
In the 1992 parliament, there were 651 constituencies, but this rose to 659 from the 1997 general election.
By-election arrangements for vacancies among elected hereditary peers are included as announcements on the Lords welcome page, usually in the form of a press notice.
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