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United Kingdom General Election, 2001
Tony Blair LabourAppointed Prime Minister Tony Blair Labour1992 election MPs1997 election MPs2001 election MPs2005 election MPs2010 election MPsSeats won in the election (outer ring) against number of votes (inner ring).The 2001 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election 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 governing 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
Tony Blair
went on to become the first Labour Prime Minister to serve a consecutive full term in office
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United Kingdom
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
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Richmond (Yorks) (UK Parliament Constituency)
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government. Generally, a modern parliament has three functions: representing the electorate, making laws, and overseeing the government via hearings and inquiries. The term is similar to the idea of a senate, synod or congress, and is commonly used in countries that are current or former monarchies, a form of government with a monarch as the head. Some contexts restrict the use of the word parliament to parliamentary systems, although it is also used to describe the legislature in some presidential systems (e.g. the French parliament), even where it is not in the official name. Historically, parliaments included various kinds of deliberative, consultative, and judicial assemblies, e.g
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Rhyl
Rhyl
Rhyl
(/rɪl/; Welsh: Y Rhyl, pronounced [ə ˈr̥ɨl]) is a seaside resort town and community in the county of 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, with the resort of Towyn
Towyn
beyond. Prestatyn
Prestatyn
is to the east and Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
to the south. At the 2011 Census, Rhyl
Rhyl
had a population of 25,149.[1] 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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Deputy Prime Minister Of The United Kingdom
The Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
(DPM) is a senior member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom. The office of the Deputy Prime Minister is not a permanent position[1], existing only at the discretion of the Prime Minister, who may appoint to other offices – such as First Secretary of State
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
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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. 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 organization or a person that accepts and pays off bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds.Contents1 History 2 Range of events 3 Operational procedures 4 Legality 5 United Kingdom gambling industry 6 Internet gambling 7 See also 8 ReferencesHistory[edit] The first bookmaker, Ogden, stood at Newmarket in 1795
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David Dimbleby
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 Richard Dimbleby
Richard Dimbleby
and elder brother of Jonathan Dimbleby. Long involved in the coverage of national events, Dimbleby has anchored the BBC's coverage of every general election since 1979 and United States elections.[1] He has also presented and narrated documentary series on architecture and history.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Early career 1.3 From 1994 1.4 Family and honours2 References 3 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Dimbleby was born in Surrey,[2] the son of the journalist and Second World War war correspondent Richard Dimbleby, by his marriage to Dilys Thomas, from Wales
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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.[2] He presented the 2016 BBC
BBC
series, Trainspotting Live, along with co-presenters Dr Hannah Fry
Hannah Fry
and Dick Strawbridge.Contents1 Early life 2 Education 3 Life and career 4 Personal life 5 Works 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Snow was born in 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. Also, he is the father of fellow TV presenter Dan Snow. He spent part of his early childhood in Benghazi, Libya, where his father was stationed
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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
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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Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Dickson Paxman[2][3] (born 11 May 1950) is a British 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, 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
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Unionism In Ireland
Unionism in Ireland
Ireland
is a political ideology that favours the continuation of some form of political union between the islands of Ireland
Ireland
and Great Britain. Since the partition of Ireland, unionism in Ireland
Ireland
has focused on maintaining and preserving the place of Northern Ireland
Ireland
within the 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
Irish nationalism
is opposed to the ideology of unionism. Most unionists come from Protestant backgrounds; most nationalists come from a Roman Catholic background
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Austen Chamberlain
Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, KG (16 October 1863 – 16 March 1937) was a British statesman, son of Joseph Chamberlain
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
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European Union
The European Union
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
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Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Ireland
(Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] ( listen);[8] Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the north-east of the island of Ireland,[9][10] variously described as a country, province or region.[11][12][13] Northern Ireland
Ireland
shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland. In 2011, its population was 1,810,863,[4] constituting about 30% of the island's total population and about 3% of the UK's population
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