ELECTIONS

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elections from 1997-2015

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ELECTIONS
1 1997 LABOUR
1.1 1st May 1997
1.2 worst conservative loss since 1906
1.2.1 no tory mp's in scotland and wales
1.2.2 black wednesday event: previous conservation government caused EERM to withdraw the £ as it dropped so low
1.3 new labour
1.3.1 416 seats
1.3.2 landslide victory
1.3.3 won by national minimum wage pledges - effects W/C
1.3.4 10.2% swing voters from tory to labour
1.4 highest general election turnout - 71%
2 2001 LABOUR
2.1 7th June 2001
2.2 lower turnout - 59.4%
2.2.1 falling below 60% for the first time since 1980
2.3 basically a repeat of the 1997 election
2.3.1 last time a party got above 40%
2.4 lib dems gained 6 seats
2.5 conservatives gained 1 seat in scotland
2.5.1 divided on issues about europe
2.5.2 policies shifted right wing
2.5.3 embarrassing publicity stunts covered by media
3 2005 LABOUR
3.1 5th May 2005
3.2 blairs 3rd consecutive win
3.2.1 356 labour mps - lowest of any government
3.2.2 popularity declined after 2003 (iraq)
3.2.3 labour emphasised a strong economy
3.3 conservatives had 198 seats
3.4 party identification model shows people are still loyal
3.5 brown took over pm in 2007 after blair resigned
4 2010 CONSERVATIVE/LIB DEM
4.1 6th May 2010
4.2 tories had the largest number of votes with 36.1% but fell short of 20 seats needs for majority
4.2.1 tories got more than 35% in over 14 years
4.3 attempt to form labour/lib dem coalition was aborted when brown resigned after election
4.4 2nd ever coalition
4.5 the end of 13 year labour government
4.6 turnout was 65%
5 2015 CONSERVATIVE
5.1 7th may 2015
5.2 won with an outright majority
5.2.1 330 seats and 36.9% of the vote
5.2.2 first general election at the end of a fixed term parliament
5.3 labour had increase vote share but a net loss of 26 seats
5.4 UKIP came 3rd but gained no seats
5.5 30% swing voters from tory to SNP
5.6 worst lib dem result since 1988 when formed

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