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United Kingdom General Election, 2001
Tony Blair Labour SUBSEQUENT PRIME MINISTER Tony Blair Labour * 1992 election * MPs * 1997 election * MPs * 2001 election * MPs * 2005 election * MPs * 2010 election * MPs Seats won in the election (outer ring) against number of votes (inner ring). The UNITED KINGDOM GENERAL ELECTION OF 2001 was held on Thursday 7 June 2001, four years after the previous election on 1 May 1997, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons . Under the leadership of Tony Blair , the Labour Party was re-elected to serve a second term in government with another landslide victory , returning 413 of the 418 seats won by the party in the previous general election, a net loss of 5 seats, though with significantly lower turnout than before - 59.4%, compared to 71.3% in the previous election. Tony Blair went on to become the first Labour Prime Minister to serve a consecutive full term in office
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Scotland
SCOTLAND (/ˈskɒt.lənd/ ; Scots : ; Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
: _ Alba
Alba
_ ( listen )) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
. It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides
Hebrides
. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707
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Unionism In Ireland
UNIONISM IN IRELAND is a political ideology that favours the continuation of some form of political union between the islands of Ireland
Ireland
and Great Britain
Great Britain
. Since the partition of Ireland
Ireland
, unionism in Ireland
Ireland
has focused on maintaining and preserving the place of Northern Ireland
Ireland
within the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. In this context, a distinction may be made between the unionism in the province of Ulster and unionism elsewhere in Ireland. Today in Northern Ireland, unionist ideology is expressed in a number of ways: voting for political candidates who espouse unionism, participation in unionist culture, and preferences for particular newspapers or sports teams. Irish nationalism is opposed to the ideology of unionism
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Austen Chamberlain
SIR JOSEPH AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN, KG (16 October 1863 – 17 March 1937) was a British statesman, son of Joseph Chamberlain and half-brother of Neville Chamberlain . He stood for the Liberal Unionist Party , which merged with the Conservatives in 1912, and led the Conservatives in the Commons in 1921–22. As Foreign Secretary, he negotiated the Locarno
Locarno
Pact (1925), aimed at preventing war between France and Germany, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
. He was one of the few MPs supporting Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
's appeals for rearmament against the German threat in the 1930s
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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe . It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND (Irish : _Tuaisceart Éireann_ (_ listen ); Ulster-Scots : Norlin Airlann_) is a country of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
located in the north-east of the island of Ireland
Ireland
. It has been variously described as a country, province, region, or "part" of the United Kingdom, amongst other terms. Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. In 2011 , its population was 1,810,863, constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK\'s population . Established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 as part of the Good Friday Agreement , the Northern Ireland Assembly holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters, while other areas are reserved for the British government
British government

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Jeremy Paxman
JEREMY DICKSON PAXMAN (born 11 May 1950) is an English broadcaster , journalist , and author. He is the question master of University Challenge , having succeeded Bamber Gascoigne
Bamber Gascoigne
when the programme was revived in 1994. Born in Leeds
Leeds
, Paxman was educated at Malvern College
Malvern College
and St Catharine\'s College, Cambridge , where he edited the undergraduate newspaper Varsity . At Cambridge, he was a member of a Labour Party club and described himself as a socialist , although in later life described himself as a one-nation conservative . He joined the BBC
BBC
in 1972, initially at BBC
BBC
Radio Brighton , although relocated to London in 1977. In coming years, he worked on Tonight and Panorama before becoming a newsreader for the BBC
BBC
Six O\'Clock News and later a presenter on Breakfast Time
Breakfast Time

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Andrew Marr
ANDREW WILLIAM STEVENSON MARR (born 31 July 1959) is a Scottish political commentator and television presenter . Beginning his career as a political commentator, he subsequently edited The Independent (1996–98), and was political editor of BBC News
BBC News
(2000–05). He began hosting a political programme—Sunday AM, now called The Andrew Marr Show —on Sunday mornings on BBC One from September 2005. In 2002, Marr took over as host of BBC Radio 4 's long-running Start the Week Monday morning discussion programme . In 2007, he presented a political history of post-war Britain on BBC Two , Andrew Marr\'s History of Modern Britain , followed by a prequel in 2009, Andrew Marr\'s The Making of Modern Britain , focusing on the period between 1901 and 1945
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Deputy Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom
The DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (DPM) is a senior member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom
Cabinet of the United Kingdom
. The office of the Deputy Prime Minister is not a permanent position, existing only at the discretion of the Prime Minister , who may appoint to other offices – such as First Secretary of State – to give seniority to a particular cabinet minister. Unlike analogous offices in some other nations, such as a vice-presidency, the British deputy prime minister possesses no special constitutional powers as such, though they will always have particular responsibilities in government. They do not assume the duties and powers of the Prime Minister in the latter's absence, illness, or death, such as the powers to seek a dissolution of parliament , appoint peers or brief the sovereign
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Rhyl
RHYL (/rɪl/ ; Welsh : Y Rhyl, pronounced ) is a seaside resort town and community in the county of Denbighshire
Denbighshire
, and in the historic county of Flintshire . It lies on the north-east coast of Wales
Wales
at the mouth of the River Clwyd
Clwyd
(Welsh: Afon Clwyd). To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay
, with the resort of Towyn
Towyn
beyond. Prestatyn
Prestatyn
is to the east and Rhuddlan to the south. At the 2011 Census , Rhyl
Rhyl
had a population of 25,149. The conurbation of Abergele-Rhyl- Prestatyn
Prestatyn
has a population of over 60,000, with Rhyl- Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay
having 31,229 people. Rhyl
Rhyl
has long been a popular tourist destination
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Fuel Protests In The United Kingdom
Template:Sigint (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) Lorries performing a rolling roadblock in a protest on the M6 in 2007. The FUEL PROTESTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM were a series of campaigns held because of the cost of rising petrol and diesel fuel prices for road vehicle use. There have been three notable campaigns amongst many other protests in the 21st century. The first major protest in 2000 was primarily led by independent truck owner-operators. One group of truck owner-operators from the South East of England formed a protest group called "TransAction" that protested at oil refineries and fuel depots in Essex
Essex
. Protests and blockades of oil facilities caused widespread disruption to the supply of petroleum products. The aim of the protests was to secure a reduction in the fuel duty rate on petrol and diesel, which the government refused to enact
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Bookmaker
A BOOKMAKER, BOOKIE, or TURF ACCOUNTANT is an organisation or a person that accepts and pays off bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds . CONTENTS * 1 Range of events * 2 Operational procedures * 3 Legality * 4 United Kingdom gambling industry * 5 Internet gambling * 6 See also * 7 References RANGE OF EVENTSBookmakers in many countries focus on accepting bets on professional sports, especially horse racing and association football (soccer). However, a wider range of bets, including on political elections, awards ceremonies such as the Oscars , and novelty bets are accepted by bookmakers in more and more countries
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Peter Snow
PETER SNOW, CBE (born 20 April 1938) is a British radio and television presenter and historian , best known as an analyst of election results. He presented the 2016 BBC
BBC
series, Trainspotting Live , along with co-presenters Dr Hannah Fry and Dick Strawbridge . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Life and career * 4 Personal life * 5 Works * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFESnow was born in Dublin
Dublin
, the son of Brigadier J. F. Snow, CBE . He is the grandson of First World War general Sir Thomas D\'Oyly Snow ; cousin of Jon Snow , the presenter of Channel 4 News ; nephew of schoolmaster and bishop George D\'Oyly Snow ; and brother-in-law of historian-writer Margaret MacMillan . He is also the father of fellow TV presenter Dan Snow
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David Dimbleby
DAVID DIMBLEBY (born 28 October 1938) is a British journalist and a presenter of current affairs and political programmes, now best known for the BBC's long running Question Time
Question Time
television series. He is the son of