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Susan Petronella Thomas
Susan Petronella Thomas, Baroness Thomas of Walliswood OBE, DL (born 20 December 1935) is a British businesswoman and Liberal Democrat politician.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Honours and styles3.1 Honours 3.2 Styles of address4 Family 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] She is the daughter of John Arrow and Ebba Fordham. She was educated at Cranborne Chase School
Cranborne Chase School
and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1957. Career[edit] Thomas worked for the National Economic Development Office from 1971 to 1974 and was chief executive of the Council of Europe of the British Clothing Industries from 1974 to 1978
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Sue Thomas (other)
Sue Thomas may refer to:Sue Thomas (agent), a deaf agent of the United States Federal Bureau of InvestigationSue Thomas: F.B.Eye, a television show based on the agent's lifeSusan Thomas, Baroness Thomas of Walliswood Sue Thomas (author)Disambiguation page providing links to articles with similar titles This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name
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General Election
A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are chosen. These are usually held for a nation's primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections. In presidential systems, a general election is a regularly scheduled election where both the president, and either "a class" of or all members of the national legislature are elected at the same time but can also involve special elections held to fill prematurely vacated positions. A general election day may also include elections for local officials. The term originates in the elections in the United Kingdom for the House of Commons.Contents1 India 2 United Kingdom 3 United States 4 Footnotes 5 External linksIndia[edit] Main article: Elections in India The elections held to elect the members of the Lok Sabha after expiry of the Parliamentary Elections
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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The London Gazette
The London Gazette
The London Gazette
is one of the official journals of record of the British government, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. The London Gazette
The London Gazette
claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford
Oxford
Gazette.[a][2] This claim is also made by the Stamford Mercury and Berrow's Worcester Journal, because The Gazette is not a conventional newspaper offering general news coverage
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Legislative Session
A legislative session is the period of time in which a legislature, in both parliamentary and presidential systems, is convened for purpose of lawmaking, usually being one of two or more smaller divisions of the entire time between two elections. In each country the procedures for opening, ending, and in between sessions differs slightly. A session may last for the full term of the legislature or the term may consist of a number of sessions. These may be of fixed duration, such as a year, or may be used as a parliamentary procedural device. A session of the legislature is brought to an end by an official act of prorogation
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House Of Lords Reform Act 2014
The House of Lords Reform Act 2014 is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom.[1] It received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The act allows members of the House of Lords to retire or resign - actions previously constitutionally impossible. It also makes provision to exclude members who commit serious criminal offences resulting in a jail sentence of at least one year, and members who fail to attend the House for a whole session
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Surrey
Surrey
Surrey
(/ˈsʌri/ SURR-ee)[2] is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties. It borders Kent
Kent
to the east, Sussex
Sussex
to the south, Hampshire
Hampshire
to the west, Berkshire
Berkshire
to the north-west and Greater London
London
to the north-east. The county town is popularly considered to be Guildford
Guildford
although Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council
sits outside its jurisdiction in Kingston upon Thames, part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965
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Life Peer
In the United Kingdom, life peers are appointed members of the peerage whose titles cannot be inherited, in contrast to hereditary peers. In modern times, life peerages, always created at the rank of baron, are created under the Life Peerages Act 1958
Life Peerages Act 1958
and entitle the holders to seats in the House of Lords, presuming they meet qualifications such as age and citizenship
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Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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Queen's Birthday Honours
King's/Queen's Birthday Honours is, in some Commonwealth realms, the marking of the reigning monarch's official birthday by granting various individuals appointment into national or dynastic orders or the award of decorations and medals. The honours are presented by the monarch or a viceregal representative. New Year Honours
New Year Honours
and Birthday Honours are bestowed each year. All royal honours are published in the relevant gazette, and the daily newspapers of each realm. Honours have been awarded on the sovereign's birthday since at least 1860, during the reign of Queen Victoria. The birthday of her successor, King Edward VII
Edward VII
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European Parliament Election, 1994 (United Kingdom)
Margaret Beckett LabourSubsequent Leader of Largest Party Margaret Beckett LabourPart of a series of articles on theUnited Kingdom in the European UnionAccession1973 EC enlargement 1975 Referendum Act 1975 EC membership referendum 1972 EC Act UK rebate 2011 EU ActMembershipBrand EU EU Four The Euro European Movement UK Nationality law UK EuroscepticismMaastricht RebelsBlack WednesdayOfficials and bodiesEU Committee European Scrutiny Committee Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels EU Representative in London Young European Movement UK UK European Commissioners Permanent EU RepresentativesLegislation1972 EC Act 1986 EC (Amendment) Act 1993 EC (Amendment) Act 1998 EC (Amendment) Act 2002 EC (Amendment) Act 2008 EU (Amendment) Act 2011 EU Act
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Surrey (European Parliament Constituency)
Prior to its uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotland and Wales
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United Kingdom General Election, 1987
Margaret Thatcher ConservativeAppointed Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Conservative1979 election MPs1983 election MPs1987 election MPs1992 election MPs1997 election MPsThe 1987 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election was held on Thursday 11 June 1987, to elect 650 members to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The election was the third consecutive general election victory for the Conservative Party, and second landslide under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher, who became the first Prime Minister since the 2nd Earl of Liverpool in 1820 to lead a party into three successive electoral victories. The Conservatives ran a campaign focusing on lower taxes, a strong economy and strong defence
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Order Of The British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
British Empire
is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.[2] It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female.[3] There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
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United Kingdom General Election, 1983
Margaret Thatcher ConservativeAppointed Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ConservativeOct 1974 election MPs1979 election MPs1983 election MPs1987 election MPs1992 election MPsThe 1983 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
general election was held on Thursday 9 June 1983. It gave the Conservative Party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945. Thatcher's first four years as Prime Minister had not been an easy time. Unemployment increased during the first three years of her premiership and the economy went through a recession. However, the British victory in the Falklands War
Falklands War
led to a recovery of her popularity; the economy had also returned to growth
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