UK general election, 2005
Thursday, May 5, 2005
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The 2005 UK general election was held on Thursday 5th May. The election resulted in a third term for Tony Blair's Labour Party.
Below are the latest Wikinews stories on the campaigning parties and candidates.
- British Conservative leader Michael Howard to step down
- Surprise win for RESPECT Party in UK 2005 General Election
- Full list of results
- Exit polls are showing a 2.8% swing from Labour to Conservatives.
- Labour wins Sunderland South with 58.6%
- Exit polls suggests Labour Win by a 4% majority.
- UK Staffordshire South 2005 election postponed, because of the death of one of the candidates.
- Immigration and asylum turn voters off UK Tories, according to opinion polls.
- Lib Dems launch manifesto, promising fairer taxation and an exit strategy from Iraq.
- Blair launches third and final manifesto, promising a freeze on income tax and new community police teams.
- A Conservative Party candidate has embarrased the party by doctoring photographs in campaign literature.
- Postal voting has been discouraged after widespread election fraud in the 2004 local and European elections.
- Liberal Democrat Party pauses to welcome Donald James Kennedy
- Labour attack Tory economic policy, claiming the Conservatives will not be able to keep their savings pledges.
- Conservative Party launches manifesto, promising £35 billion of savings and controls on immigration.
- Blair requests dissolution of Parliament, candidates go to the country for a May 5th election.
- AFP. "Britons vote with Blair the overwhelming — if unpopular — favourite" — , May 5, 2005