Government And Politics Essay

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Elements of democracy in the UK Free and fair elections held at regular intervals What are the dates of recent UK election? The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 to elect members to the House of Commons. The Labour Party) under Tony Blair won its third consecutive victory, but with a reduced overall majority of 66 and they failed to gain any new seats. Blair's decline in popularity was largely attributed to the decision to send British troops to invade Iraq in 2003. The 2005 election also saw Britain gain more independent and small party members of parliament than it had done for 60 years. [1] The general election took place in 646 constituencies across the United Kingdom, under the first-past-the-post system, for seats in the House of Commons. All but one constituency polled on 5 May; the South Staffordshire) vote was postponed and took place on 23 June due to the death of a candidate. For details by constituency, see 2005 general election results. Local elections in parts of England and in Northern Ireland were held on the same day. The polls were open for fifteen hours, from 07:00 to 22:00 BST (UTC+1). The election came just over three weeks after the dissolution of Parliament on 11 April by Queen Elizabeth II, at the request of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Political parties are free to air their views and campaign for their policies Find the names of small parties that do not win seats but campaign in elections Politicians are accountable to the people at election time Find out the names of MP’s who have lost their seats oona king, Neil Hamilton Freedom of speech What happens in other countries i.e. Germany and holocaust Free press What restrictions are there on free press in other countries assassination of russian journalist and reporting on the Thai royal
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