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 Politics of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the United Kingdom takes place in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy, in which the Prime Minister is the head of government.
Therefore, elections and political parties in the United Kingdom are affected by Duverger's Law, which causes the agglomeration of related political ideologies into a few large parties with many small parties rarely winning representation.
Labour were badly defeated by the Conservatives in the general election of 1983 and Michael Foot was replaced by Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour Party.
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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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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The main tasks of the congress were the election of the standing legislature, the Supreme Soviet, and the election of the chairman of the Supreme Soviet, who acted as head of state.
A member of the United Nations at its foundation in 1945, the Soviet Union became one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council which gave it the right to veto any of its resolutions (''see'' Soviet Union and the United Nations).
Generally, the Russians and most of the non-Russian subjects of the empire shared little in common—culturally, religiously, or linguistically.
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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.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1980/Book/PART2/0-AngloAmerica/01-UK/UnitedKingdom.htm   (983 words)

 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
From 1974 to 1989 the country was a socialist state; free elections were reestablished in 1991.
In 1974, a Greek-sponsored attempt to seize the government was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled almost 40% of the island.
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
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 The 1999 European Election
He was elected to Stormont in a by-election for the Bannside constituency in 1970 (having lost in the 1968 general election), and has been elected at all five regional level contests since (1973, 1975, 1982, 1996, 1998) from the North Antrim constituency.
He was elected to Stormont as an independent in the Foyle constituency (much smaller than the later Westminster constituency of the same name) in the 1968 general election, and has been elected at all five regional level contests since (1973, 1975, 1982, 1996, 1998), from County Londonderry in the first three and then from Foyle.
You can find a summary of the results of the five most recent NI elections elsewhere and on a different page is a summary of NI election results since 1973; see also the 1994 European election page.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/fe99.htm   (1008 words)

 Essential Margaret Thatcher | Margaret Thatcher Foundation
To general surprise (her own included), in February 1975 she defeated him on the first ballot and won the contest outright on the second, though challenged by half a dozen senior colleagues.
In October 1984, when the strike was still underway, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) attempted to murder Margaret Thatcher and many of her cabinet by bombing her hotel in Brighton during the Conservative Party annual conference.
Her response was characteristic: at the Conservative Party's annual conference in October 1986, her speech foreshadowed a mass of reforms for a third Thatcher Government.With the economy now very strong, prospects were good for an election and the government was returned with a Parliamentary majority of 101in June 1987.
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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.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1990/01-UK/Party012/Party012-hj.htm   (520 words)

 UW-Madison DPLS Subject Access - Election Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
General election data for the United States, 1950-1972.
Israeli election results for the 14th (1996) knesset and 15th (1999) knesset and combined with summarized data from 1995 census of population and housing.
Wisconsin election data: votes cast in primary and general elections for federal and state offices, 1970-1980.
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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 Westminster Parliament passed the Northern Ireland Act 1974 which contained provisions for the election of a Constitutional Convention on the future government of Northern Ireland.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /othelem/chron/ch74.htm   (8629 words)

 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.
Steven M. Colloton is the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.
Charles W. Larson, Sr., is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.
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 United Kingdom: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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.
Chancellor Gordon Brown told Parliament in October that the country would not be adopting the Euro (common currency unit within the EU) in January 1999, but would consider joining after the next general election.
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 Welsh Referendum
The election of 14 nationalist MPs in October 1974 put pressure on the Government, which had won a majority of only three, to act on its commitment to devolution.
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.
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)

 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.
www.aph.gov.au /library/pubs/RN/2004-05/05rn51.htm   (3468 words)

General elections are elections of the whole House of Commons at one time: one Member of Parliament for each constituency in the United Kingdom.
A parliamentary by-election is held when a seat falls vacant in the House of Commons, because an MP dies, resigns or can no longer be an MP for some other reason, such as being made a member of the House of Lords.
By tradition, the procedure for initiating a by-election (known as 'moving the writ') is usually initiated by the political party which held the seat before the vacancy.
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 General Election Results 1885-1979
The figures given here for elections from 1885 to 1945 differ from those in F.W.S. Craig’s “British Electoral Facts” because they are adjusted for votes cast in the two-member seats.
Change % No figures for vote change can be given for the 1922 general election because of the secession of the Irish Free State, and the existence of the Coalition in 1918.
Constitutionalists This label was used by a number of right-wing Liberals in the 1924 general election who wanted to distance themselves from the party’s temporary support for the Labour Government.
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 October 1999
Germany: In state elections in Berlin, the Christian Democratic Union wins 40.8% of the vote, the Social Democratic Party 22.4%, the Party of Democratic Socialism 17.7%, the Greens 9.9%, the Republicans 2.7%, and the Free Democratic Party 2.2%.
United Kingdom: Geoff Hoon becomes defense secretary, replacing George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen, who becomes NATO secretary-general on October 14.
United Kingdom: Ralph Francis Alnwick Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, former governor of Northern Ireland (1968-73) and, as Sir Ralph Francis Alnwick Grey, governor of British Guiana (1958-64) and The Bahamas (1964-68), dies.
www.rulers.org /1999-10.html   (1182 words)

 MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, October 1974 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, October 1974
This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in October 1974, for the 47th Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The elections for this Parliament, the October 1974 general election, were the second general election to be held that year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MPs_elected_in_the_UK_general_election,_1974_(October)   (110 words)

 PUREPOLITICS.COM - 2005 Person of The Year "Have Fun"
The Labour party won a third term in government at the 2005 general election for the first time in its history, although its majority in the House of Commons was reduced to 66.
The incident was the deadliest single act of terrorism in the United Kingdom since 270 died in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and it was the deadliest bombing in London since World War II.
Blair made a statement about that day's London bombings, saying that he believed it was "reasonably clear" that it was an act of terror, and that he hoped that the people of Britain could demonstrate that their will to overcome the events is greater than the terrorists' wish to cause destruction.
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 SN 4623 -Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage, British General Election, 2001
The British Election Study (BES) was started as a research project in 1974 at the University of Essex to continue the series.
The British Election Study for the 2001 general election (BES 2001), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council was once again based at the University of Essex, under the control of David Sanders, Paul Whiteley and Harold Clarke.
The aim of the project was to conduct a high-level content analysis of the press coverage of the 2001 election campaign, resulting in the creation of a campaign dataset that will enable movements in opinion during the campaign to be related to press coverage of the campaign.
www.data-archive.ac.uk /findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=4623   (1349 words)

 Mikhail Gorbachev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In 1972, he headed a Soviet delegation to Belgium and two years later, in 1974, he was made a Representative to the Supreme Soviet, and Chairman of the Standing Commission on Youth Affairs.
Upon the death of Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev, at age 54, was elected General Secretary of the Communist Party on March 11, 1985.
On October 11 1986, Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan met in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss reducing intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
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 Voter turnout: the greatest unknown in Election '98 - October 23, 1998
Under normal circumstances, the upcoming election would seem to be a fairly easy call since the party that's not in the White House usually does well during off-year elections.
In many less-scandalized elections, checkbook issues often determine the outcome, and it's possible the same may be true this year.
But projecting those results onto the general election in an effort to predict turnout in November could be an exercise in futility.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/stories/1998/10/23/voter.turnout   (1264 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)

 Archontology.org: History of HEATH, Edward Richard George: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
In 1970 the Conservative Party won the General Election (18 Jun 1970: Conservative 330, Labour 288, Liberal 6, others 6) and Heath was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury on 19 Jun 1970.
Negotiations with striking miners failed and violence was renewed in Northern Ireland ('Bloody Sunday', 30 Jan 1972), leading Heath to call a General Election in 1974, where the result was almost a dead heat between the two major parties (28 Feb 1974: Labour 301, Conservative 297, Liberal 14, others 23).
He was defeated by Wilson in a further General Election in October 1974 and by Margaret Thatcher for the party leadership in February 1975.
www.archontology.org /nations/uk/bpm/heath.php   (704 words)

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