Labour Party MP Dennis Skinner attends his party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner lost the seat he had held since 1970 on Friday, as another brick in the “Red Wall” of traditional Labour support fell to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and their pledge to deliver Brexit. The 87-year-old, who was the party’s longest continuously serving lawmaker, was defeated by Conservative Mark Fletcher, who overturned his 5,288 majority to win Bolsover with 21,791 votes against Skinner’s 16,492. Skinner, called the beast of Bolsover, was well known for expressing his republican beliefs by heckling during the Queen’s Speech ceremony, when lawmakers are summoned to hear the government’s legislative agenda pronounced by the monarch. His quips have included “Tell her to pay her tax” in 1992 and “Has she brought … [Read more...] about Veteran UK Labour lawmaker Dennis Skinner loses to Conservatives
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"Films That Hit Close To Home" Dr. Rox remember When? By: RLSchwinden aka MrZerr0: Article #104 Nov-2019 For RadiO WFNU St. Paul, MN. Since I have been writing these articles all the back to April 2011 I have generally covered music artists. Since I currently have 3 different Music Radio show currently airing, "PsychoGello Show" on WDGY 7am Sundays & "Evolation" on WFNU 8am Fridays & Wed. noon & "Hits and History; by year" on every 3rd Monday, which is about to go weekly. I thought I might start to focus on my 2nd Love, Films, especially since many people have me confused as a Video Games & Comics guy (sorry folks, I am NOT that), in all reality I am a Music, Movies & Toys Guy. Now I myself have been in several local films: "Attack Of The Moon Zombies" 2011. "The Giant Spider" 2013, "Not Quite Lying Eyes" 2013 "Lake Street Detective" 2017 "Guns Of The Apocalypse" 2018, in 2019 "Beast Walks Among Us" and the documentary "Adjust Your Tracking" 2013, as well as … [Read more...] about Several of MrZerr0’s favorite Films over the years.
How the campaigns went for each of the party leaders and what they did - or didn't - achieve.David CameronJob: Conservative Party leader since 2005Age: 48 Electoral history: MP for Witney since 2001. Led Conservatives to gain 97 seats in 2010 and become the largest party in the House of Commons with 307 seats. The party did not get a majority (at least 325 seats) - and swift talks to form a tradition-busting coalition with the Lib Dems led to him becoming prime minister.How's his campaign gone? David Cameron had what was widely described as a safety-first campaign, with the core messages of sticking with the Conservatives to ensure economic recovery and warning that a Labour government propped up by the SNP would cause chaos. In the final week he rolled up his sleeves and said he was "pumped up" after critics suggested a lack of passion. And how did he do? Personally, Mr Cameron got re-elected into his safe seat of Witney with more than 35,000 votes - more than 25,000 ahead of his … [Read more...] about Election results: Leader-by-leader – how have they done?
It was billed to be one of the most unpredictable elections in generations - and that it has been. There have been some shock results throughout the night, with several household names losing their seats. Here's a rundown.Ed Balls, LabourShadow chancellor Ed Balls lost his Morley & Outwood seat to his Conservative rival, with 18,354 votes to 18,776. Any personal disappointment he had was nothing compared to the "sense of sorrow" he had for Labour's showing across the country, he said - "and the sense of concern I have about the future". He said he had many concerns for the next five years, but said he had been "proud" to have been a Labour MP. "I am confident Labour will be back," he said.Vince Cable, Liberal DemocratThe scale of Lib Dem losses was perhaps most epitomised by Vince Cable's defeat in Twickenham, a seat he had represented since 1997. One of the party's most senior figures, Mr Cable served as business secretary in the coalition government. But he was ousted from his … [Read more...] about Election results shocks: The big name losers
LONDON (Reuters) - The British election threw up some shock results on Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the “Beast of Bolsover”. Liberal Democrats candidate for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson is seen at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Bishopbriggs, Britain December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes With Prime Minister Boris Johnson winning a sweeping majority, areas that had voted Labour for decades fell to his Conservative Party while the Scottish National Party stormed to victory north of the border. Here is a list of the biggest upsets from the night: - Jo Swinson, who just a few weeks ago claimed she could be prime minister, lost her seat to the Scottish nationalists by just 149 votes out of more than 53,000 cast. Swinson was elected as Liberal Democrat leader in July, becoming both the first, and youngest, woman to lead the party. She had … [Read more...] about How the mighty fell: biggest upsets in the UK election