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Which elections did Blair win?

Which elections did Blair win?

The premiership of Tony Blair began on 2 May 1997, when Blair accepted an invitation of Queen Elizabeth II to form a government following the Labour party’s landslide victory in the 1997 general election, and ended on 27 June 2007 upon his resignation.

Who won the 2005 UK election?

The 2005 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 5 May 2005, to elect 646 members to the House of Commons. The Labour Party, led by Tony Blair, won its third consecutive victory, with Blair becoming the only Labour leader besides Harold Wilson to form three majority governments.

Who stood against Tony Blair?

Reg Keys was an ambulance paramedic for 19 years in Solihull before retiring to Llanuwchllyn, Bala in North Wales. In the 2005 UK general election, he stood against the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in the Sedgefield constituency.

When did Labour win the general election?

27 November 1935. The 1935 general election has long been seen a defining moment in New Zealand history. Undermined by its failure to cope with the distress of the Depression, the Coalition (‘National’) government was routed by the Labour Party led by Michael Joseph Savage.

Who is the oldest British prime minister?

The oldest prime minister to be appointed overall, and oldest to win a General Election, was William Ewart Gladstone, who was born on 29 December 1809 and appointed for the final time on 15 August 1892 at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 3 days, following that year’s General Election.

What age is Cherie Blair?

67 years (September 23, 1954)
Cherie Blair/Age

How many seats did SNP win in 2010?

Overall results

Party Seats Seats contested
SNP 6 59
Conservative 1 591
UKIP 0 34
Green 0 20

Who led Labour before Corbyn?

Living former party leaders

Leader Term of office Date of birth
Neil Kinnock 1983–1992 28 March 1942
Jeremy Corbyn 2015–2020 26 May 1949
Gordon Brown 2007–2010 20 February 1951
Tony Blair 1994–2007 6 May 1953

Where does Tony Blair come from?

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Tony Blair/Place of birth

What was Tony Blair’s majority in 2001?


Party Leader %
Labour Tony Blair 40.7
Conservative William Hague 31.6
Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy 18.3

Are Labour left or right?

Labour’s status as a socialist party has been disputed by those who do not see the party as being part of the Left, although the general consensus is that Labour are a left-wing political party.

Who founded Labour party?

Keir Hardie
Labour Party/Founders