Elections and Voting
Why was there a hung parliament at the 2010 election?
When was the last time the outcome of general election resulted in a hung parliament?
Asked in Definitions, Society and Civilization
What is the meaning of a 'Hung Parliament'?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What is a hangparliament?
A hung parliament is one in which no party has an overall majority. The UK parliament will have 650 seats. If no party gains 326 seats or more in today's General Election, there will be a hung parliament. If there is a hung parliament the two largest parties (Labour and Conservative) will be trying to form pacts with any of the smaller parties in order to gain an effective majority.
Asked in Australia, Australia Politics and Society
What improvements did Australian states gain during the 2010 hung Parliament?
Asked in UK Prime Ministers
Who is the Prime Minister of Great Britain?
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, who has been in office since 11 May 2010 after the 2010 United Kingdom General Election, is the UK's current prime minister. He became prime minister after forming a coalition with the Liberal Democrats Party, following a hung parliament in the election. The deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom is Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats Party. He assumed office on 11 May 2010, after the 2010 general election. he became deputy prime minister following the Liberal Democrats forming a coalition with the Conservatives.
Asked in History of England, UK Politics, UK Government
How does the prime minister of Great Britain get elected?
Prime Ministers do not stand for election in their own right. Every 5 years in the United Kingdom the Sovereign dissolves Parliament and a General Election is called. The Sovereign has the prerogative to ask any elected politician to be her Prime Minister. Normally this would be the leader of the political party with an overall majority in Parliament on the basis that he or she would have the confidence of Parliament. She could, in theory, select someone else. As a result of a Hung Parliament after the 2010 elections Gordon Brown resigned and recommended to Queen Elizabeth II that David Cameron be appointed Prime Minister.
When are the General Elections in the UK in 2010?
The UK general election of 2010 will be held on 6 May in 649 out of 650 UK constituencies to elect Members of Parliament (MPs). G A total of 650 seats will be contested, up from 646 in the previous election in 2005. The election was called on 6 April, and Parliament was dissolved on 12 April for the ensuing campaign. Voting will take place between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm.
How are members of parliament chosen in Australia?
Asked in Politics and Government
What is a hung parliment?
How many women are in the English parliament?
Before the May 2010 election there were 126 women MPs at Westminster, 128 were elected originally but two died in the meantime. Please use the 1st link below for information. Initial results (researched on the 8 May 2010) show a very small rise expected (2%) at the May 2010 election. Please use the 2nd link below for information. Since there is no English Parliament this answer is completely wrong. It refers to the British Parliament full of british MPs
Asked in US Presidents, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton
Is Hillary Clinton going to be running in the 2010 election?
Asked in Actors & Actresses
What actors and actresses appeared in Hung Parliament - 2010?
The cast of Hung Parliament - 2010 includes: Matthew Amroliwala as himself David Dimbleby as Himself - Presenter Harriet Harman as herself Robert Hazell as Himself - University College London Laura Kuenssberg as Herself - Political Correspondent James Landale as Himself - Deputy Political Editor Robert Peston as Himself - Business Editor Malcolm Rifkind as himself
In 1967 Kamaraj defeated in parliament or assembly election?
Asked in UK Politics
How many years does an England prime minister last in office before a fresh election?
England has no government, parliament or Prime Minister of it's own BUT the UK parliament is elected every five years by statute, but of course parliament makes the statute law! Unless the law is changed there will have to be a parliamentary election by 2010 (as the last one was in 2005) It is possible for the prime minister to remain in office indefinitely.
Asked in History of England, Decade - 2000s
What is a hung parlament?
A hung parliament occurs when no one party gains enough votes to form a majority government. The current number of seats required in the UK parliament for a majority government is 326 any less than parliament is said to be hung, particularly if there is another party which also gains a high number of seats and could potentially form a government with the support of another party.