UK General Election 2010: Liberal Democrats Hold Thornbury & Yate

The Liberal Democrat Party has held its 2005 seat in Thornbury & Yate in the 2010 British General Election with a majority of 7,116. Thornbury & Yate 2010 General Election Result: Steve Webb – Liberal Democrat – 25,032 Matthew Riddle – Conservative – 17,916 Roxanne Egan – Labour – 3,385 Jenny Knight – UK Independence … Read more UK General Election 2010: Liberal Democrats Hold Thornbury & Yate

UK General Election: Silvia Hermon Independent Takes North Down

Lady Hermon has taken the vote in North Down, Northern Ireland as an independent after refusing to stand for the Conservatives. The results were as follows: Sylvia Hermon Independent 21,181 Ian Parsley Ulster Conservatives and Unionists – New Force 6,817 Stephen Farry Alliance Party 1,876 Mary Kilpatrick Traditional Unionist Voice 1,634 Steven Agnew Green 1,043 … Read more UK General Election: Silvia Hermon Independent Takes North Down

UK General Election 2010: Conservatives Claim Kingswood

The Conservative Party has claimed the 2005 Labour seat of Kingswood, in the South West of England in the 2010 UK General Election, as their candidate Chris Skidmore took a majority of 2,445 from 47,906 votes cast. Kingswood General Election 2010 Result: Chris Skidmore – Conservative – 19,362 Roger Berry – Labour – 16,917 Sally … Read more UK General Election 2010: Conservatives Claim Kingswood

UK General Election 2010: Alliance Party Win Belfast East

In the first major shock of the 2010 UK General Election, the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland has won the seat in Belfast East – their first ever seat – from First Minister Peter Robinson of the DUP. Belfast East 2010 General Election Result: Naomi Long – Alliance Party – 12,839 Peter Robinson – Democratic … Read more UK General Election 2010: Alliance Party Win Belfast East

UK General Election 2010: DUP Win Antrim North

The Democratic Unionist Party have won the seat of Antrim North in Northern Ireland in the 2010 UK General Election, with a majority of 12,558 from a turnout of 42,397. The full Antrim North 2010 General Election result is as follows: Ian Paisley Junior – Democratic Unionist Party – 19,672 Jim Allister – Traditional Unionist … Read more UK General Election 2010: DUP Win Antrim North

UK General Election 2010: Sinn Fein Win Tyrone West

Sinn Fein have won the Tyrone West seat in Northern Ireland in the 2010 UK General Election. Turnout was down 14.2% in this ward, which Sinn Fein won by 10,685 votes. The full Tyrone West 2010 General Election result is as follows: Pat Doherty – Sinn Fein – 18,050 Thomas Buchanan – Democratic Unionist Party … Read more UK General Election 2010: Sinn Fein Win Tyrone West

UK General Election: Voters Turned Away

The UK media is already declaring “election chaos” following hot on the heels of “travel chaos” and “snow chaos” with regards to a number of people who turned up to vote at the last minute and were unable to cast a vote. Ironically, were it not for the publication of the pre-emptive Exit Poll commissioned … Read more UK General Election: Voters Turned Away

UK General Election 2010: Labour Win Sunderland Central

Sunderland Central have returned their votes for the 2010 UK General Election. Labour have won the seat in the newly delineated Sunderland Central ward, with a majority of 6,725 from a total turnout of 42,463. The vote went as follows: Julie Elliott – Labour – 19,495 Lee Martin – Conservative – 12,770 Paul Dixon – … Read more UK General Election 2010: Labour Win Sunderland Central

UK General Election 2010: Labour Hold Washington & Sunderland West

UK General Election 2010 continues, with Washington & Sunderland West who were the second ward to officially declare their result. Sharon Hodgson, the Labour candidate, has won Washington & Sunderland West – taking 19,615 votes – with 52.5% of the 37,334 votes cast. Here is the official result for Washington & Sunderland West: Sharon Hodgson … Read more UK General Election 2010: Labour Hold Washington & Sunderland West

UK General Election 2010: Labour Holds Houghton & Sunderland South

This first result of the 2010 British General Election has been announced, as Houghton & Sunderland South continued their recent tradition of being the first ward to declare. Labour have held the constituency of Houghton and Sunderland South with a 50.4% share of the 38,021 who cast their vote. The results went as follows: Bridget … Read more UK General Election 2010: Labour Holds Houghton & Sunderland South

UK Elections: Secretary General of the Commonwealth Urges UK Voters to Get Out and Vote

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, has urged the UK electorate to vote in the UK General Election on May 6th 2010, pointing out that many poorer Commonwealth countries with newer parliaments have a much better turnout. At the last UK election in 2005, the turn-out was 61%. Compare that to 83% in St … Read more UK Elections: Secretary General of the Commonwealth Urges UK Voters to Get Out and Vote

Japan: Okinawa Pressures PM Hatoyama to Clear the Island of US Marines

For several months, the Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has been seeking a solution to the uneasy co-existence of 47,000 US Marines with the local Japanese population of a small island in the Pacific. Citing criminal behaviour, pollution and air craft crashes, Okinawa prefecture has called for help from the Japanese government in phasing out … Read more Japan: Okinawa Pressures PM Hatoyama to Clear the Island of US Marines

Politics: UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Trouble Over “Bigoted Woman” Comment

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has found himself in trouble this week after a comment he made while leaving a pre-election meeting with Rochdale constituent Gillian Duffy. While riding away in his car after the chat, during which 75-year-old Duffy made comments alluding to an adverse fiscal impact caused by Eastern European immigrants to Britain, … Read more Politics: UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Trouble Over “Bigoted Woman” Comment

Politics: UK General Election Date to be Announced Tomorrow?

Speculation is rife, in Westminster, that the UK General Election will be formally announced tomorrow, on 6th April 2010. As a growing throng of tents and outside broadcast vehicles will attest, those in the news media are fully expecting a General Election announcement is soon to follow. Until now, the Labour Party Government have been … Read more Politics: UK General Election Date to be Announced Tomorrow?

Nepal: Peacekeepers to Stay Until 15th May 2010

On 21st January the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1909 supporting the Nepalese government’s request to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Nepal until 15th May 2010. The Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Ms. Karin Landgren said: The Security Council is strongly supportive of Nepal’s peace process and wishes to see … Read more Nepal: Peacekeepers to Stay Until 15th May 2010