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  United Kingdom general elections - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of United Kingdom general elections since 1802.
Until 1918, general elections did not occur on a single day and polling was spread over several weeks.
The date given in the table before 1918 is the date Parliament assembled after the election which could be in the year after the general election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_elections   (295 words)

 Elections in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is relatively easy to stand for election as an independent candidate, although wins are very rare and usually involve special circumstances (for example Martin Bell's 1997 victory against the discredited Conservative MP Neil Hamilton was aided by the major parties standing aside and not contesting the election).
United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.
In years with a general election it is usual practice to hold both general and local elections on the same day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_the_United_Kingdom   (4222 words)

 United Kingdom Analysis @ LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United Kingdom was formed by Acts of Union which united the Kingdom of England (which included Wales as a principality) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland as a single state under the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The modern "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" was the result of the partition of Ireland in 1922 between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, which remained part of the United Kingdom.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom   (4503 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 province'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.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2672 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2001 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed "the quiet landslide" by the media.
The elections were also marked by apathy from the voting public, turnout being only 59%, the lowest since 1918.
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.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2001   (471 words)

 British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
The last General Election for the House of Commons was held on June 7, 2001.
After performing poorly in the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, the Liberal Party was superseded by the Labour Party as the party of the left, and inheritor of the spirit of the Whig movement.
Labour were badly defeated by the Conservatives in the general election of 1983 and Michael Foot was replaced by the more moderate Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour party, who expelled the far left-wing Militant group, and moderated many of the parties policies.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom.html   (3125 words)

 Politics of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The last General Election for the House of Commons was on June 7 2001.
In the General Election of 1979 she defeated James Callaghan 's troubled Labour government after the winter of discontent.
Dr. Richard Taylor MP was elected for the Wyre Forest constituency in the 2001 election on platform opposing the closure of Kidderminster hospital.
www.freeglossary.com /Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom   (3464 words)

 elections | Houses of Parliament
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.
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.
www.parliament.uk /works/elections.cfm   (955 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The big shock of the election came in South Belfast where the SDLP won the traditionally unionist seat, aided by a split between the two big unionist parties.
SourceWatch's article on the 2005 UK general election - with a focus on the strategists and public relations experts involved in the campaigns of the various parties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (3203 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   (4115 words)

 General election -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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)

 Encyklopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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   (647 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.
All GLC election results are linked on this index page, along with results of direct elections to the Inner London Education Authority (1986-90).
www.election.demon.co.uk   (1187 words)

 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.
fourps.wharton.upenn.edu /forecast/Political/British_elections.html   (825 words)

 Wikinfo | Constituency
For instance, in the United Kingdom, Westminster Parliamentary constituencies each elect one Member of Parliament using a first past the post system (though some used to elect more than one), while the larger European Parliamentary constituencies each elect a number of Member of the European Parliament (see 'Regions of England').
In the United Kingdom, a parliamentary constituency is sometimes called a Parliamentary seat or a Division.
In United Kingdom general elections, the voting in a relatively small number of marginal constituencies usually determines the outcome of the entire election.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Constituency   (375 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 1900 -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The UK general election of 1900 was from 25th September — 24th October 1900.
Also known as the Khaki Election (the first of several elections to bear this sobriquet), it was held in the midst of the return of soldiers from the Second Boer War.
The Labour Representation Committee, later to become the Labour Party, participated in a general election for the first time.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1900   (209 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/United Kingdom general election, 1997
The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997.
The election brought the first change in UK Government for 18 years.
The Labour Party led by Tony Blair defeated the incumbent Conservative Party, causing a major change to the political landscape of the United Kingdom.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1997   (441 words)

 Constituency - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For instance, in the United Kingdom, House of Commons Parliamentary constituencies each elect one Member of Parliament using a first past the post system (though some used to elect more than one), while the larger European Parliamentary constituencies each elect a number of Member of the European Parliament (see 'Regions of England').
MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 lists the constituencies after that election.
In the United States, electoral constituencies for the federal House of Representatives are known as congressional districts, while the constituencies for the variously named state legislatures go by a variety of names.
www.voyager.in /Constituency   (951 words)

 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: United Kingdom is located off the northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
It is separated from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.
The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/unitedki.htm   (2673 words)

 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a Parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.
It was not until the 10th century that the country finally became united under the kings of Wessex.
Qualitative and Quantitative study of the Distribution of Built-In Appliances in the United Kingdom.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108078.html   (3014 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)

 UK general election, 2005 - Wikinews
The 2005 UK general election was held on Thursday 5th May. The election resulted in a third term for Tony Blair's Labour Party.
UK Staffordshire South 2005 election postponed, because of the death of one of the candidates.
Postal voting has been discouraged after widespread election fraud in the 2004 local and European elections.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/UK_general_election,_2005   (409 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - All About All   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The predictions were excellent - initial projections saw the Labour party returned to power with a majority of 66 (down from 160),[3] (http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1478206,00.html) and the final result (including Staffordshire South, where the election was postponed due to the death of a candidate) was a Labour majority of 66.
The Labour party claimed that being returned to office for a record-breaking third term showed the remarkable achievements of New Labour and the continued unpopularity of the Conservatives.
The Christian Institute (http://www.christian.org.uk/) - Includes an election briefing that analyses party manifestos in the light of their perception of Christian beliefs
www.answers-zone.com /article/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2863 words)

Second generation of Islamic terrorists feel displaced away from 'homelands'.
LONDON (AP) - Three suspects in the failed July 21 London bombings were formally charged Monday with attempted murder, as a British citizen wanted in the United States for allegedly trying to set up a terrorist training camp said he would fight...
LEEDS, England (AP) - Police in Cairo detained a biochemist who studied in the United States and taught at a university in Leeds - the home base for at least three of the London bombers.
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