2017 U.K. Election Results – Detailed

The booklet shown below contains detailed information on the results of the 2017 United Kingdom elections.

The Conservative Party lost a net 13 seats to finish with 317 seats in the House of Commons. The Labour Party had a net gain of 30 seats to finish with 262. The Scottish National Party won 35 seats, a lost of 21. The Liberal Democrats won 12, an increase of 4.

Having lost its majority, Prime Minister Theresa May’s government now survives with the support of the Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats, an increase of 2. [Read more…]


Brexit: Article 50 Of The Lisbon Treaty

This is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the section that governs departures from the European Union.

Following the plebiscite in the UK in which the electorate voted 51.9% to 48.1% to Leave the European Union, this is the section that will be triggered when the UK government lodges its notice of departure.

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Article 50

1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. [Read more…]


Lateline At Its Best

Tonight’s Lateline program: Tony Jones interviews John Cleese and Eric Idle.



UK Labour Election Report Released

This is the text of the report into the UK Labour Party’s 2015 election defeat.

The report, titled Learning the Lessons From Defeat, was compiled by Margaret Beckett, a former minister in the Blair and Brown governments.

Beckett held the post of Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs between 2006 and 2007. She was a member of the House of Commons from 1974 until 1979, and has been the Labour member for Derby South since 1983.

16-01-20_learning-the-lessons-from-defeat_beckett


Labour Party Manifesto – 2015 UK Election

This is the Labour Party manifesto for the 2015 UK General Election.

The election was held on May 7. The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, defeated the Labour Party, led by Ed Miliband.

15-04-14_labour-party-manifesto-2015


Conservative Party Manifesto – 2015 UK Election

This is the Conservative Party Manifesto issued for the 2015 United Kingdom General Election.

The election took place on May 7, 2015.

15-04-14_conservative-party-manifesto-2015


Scotland Votes NO In Referendum On Independence

Scotland has voted against independence from Great Britain in a referendum that saw the YES campaign garner just 44.7% of the vote.

The NO vote swept the country with 55.3%. Of the 32 Council areas in Scotland, only 4 voted YES: Dundee (57.3%), and the neighbouring areas of Glasgow (53.5%), North Lanarkshire (51.1%) and West Dunbartonshire (54%).

Cameron

Whilst Glasgow supported the referendum, Edinburgh cast a decisive 61.1% against independence. In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, the NO vote reached 58.6% and 60.4%. The highest NO vote was in the northernmost Orkney Islands archipelago where 67.2% of 17,806 voters rejected the proposal. [Read more…]