By Robert J. Waller
This re-creation of The Almanac of British Politics has been completely revised and up to date because the moment successive Labour election victory in 2001. it truly is firmly tested because the definitive advisor to the political map of the uk, masking intimately all of the constituencies sending representatives to the home of Commons. It additionally includes insightful biographical sketches of each unmarried Member of Parliament.The Almanac offers a finished seat-by-seat research of all parliamentary constituencies, describing their social, monetary and political features. This variation additionally contains new data for every seat together with: voters and turnout ordinary estate values in keeping with constituency unemployment untimely mortality index and rank order monetary deprivation. this can be the fundamental reference paintings on British politics for college students, teachers, reporters and psephologists.
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In the July 2001 third leadership ballot, of those of the 33 whose votes were revealed, 14 voted for Iain Duncan Smith, ten for Michael Portillo, and four for Kenneth Clarke. The three-way division of the 166 Conservative MPs in that final ballot – 59 for Clarke, 54 for Duncan Smith, 53 for Portillo – implied a 2:1 Eurosceptic predominance, though at the first ballot, in a field of five candidates, Clarke – the only committed Europhile – polled only 36 votes. On another salient dimension dividing the party, that of social libertarians versus traditionalists, with some of the One Nation tradition with the social libertarians in the disparate Portillo camp, it would seem that, Europe aside, the Eurosceptic Duncan Smith leadership was vulnerable to the large number of Portillovoting former senior shadow spokesmen who went to the back benches in 2001; a total of 11 of Hague’s Shadow Cabinet were not part of Duncan Smith’s front bench team.
These names and boundaries are provisional, announced in February 2002 but subject to a thorough inquiry process and to being ratified by the Westminster Parliament. Members of Parliament The Election of 2001 produced 99 new MPs (or 15% of the Commons, a much lower figure than the 260 – 40% – in 1997): 38 Labour, 33 Conservative (of whom seven were former MPs returning after being defeated in 1997), 14 Liberal Democrat, two Sinn Fein, three DUP, two UUP, two Plaid Cymru, four SNP and one Independent.
This was the first time that a direct racial question was asked in a decennial Census in Britain. 1% in 2000, but these figures are not yet available at constituency level. Non-white people, of both Asian and Afro-Caribbean ethnic origin, have tended to be strong supporters of the Labour party regardless of their occupation. MORI opinion polling during the 2001 General Election campaign suggested that 73% of non-white respondents indicated a Labour voting preference, compared with 13% Liberal Democrat and only 12% Conservative.