Which political party was in power UK 2009?

Which political party was in power UK 2009?

2009 United Kingdom local elections

Leader David Cameron Nick Clegg
Party Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since 6 December 2005 18 December 2007
Percentage 38% 28%
Swing 6% 3%

Who was the prime minister in April 2009?

Gordon Brown

The Right Honourable Gordon Brown HonFRSE
First Secretary The Lord Mandelson (2009–2010)
Preceded by Tony Blair
Succeeded by David Cameron
Leader of the Labour Party

Which party was in power in 1999 UK?

Labour Government, 1997–2010.

Who was the first female Prime Minister of England?

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

What big event happened in 1999?

January 1: The introduction of the Euro. January 3: NASA launches their Mars Polar Lander. January 6: A 204-day lockout comes to an end when an agreement is reached by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. January 7: The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins.

What are some important events in history in 2009?

Historical Events in 2009 1 Australian Open. Feb 1 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of Government in the modern world. 2 French Open. Jun 11 Texas mother hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen in her Texas home. 3 British Golf.

Where did 61 people die on January 1, 2009?

Jan 1 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand. Jan 1 The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin. Jan 3 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.

What was the weather like in the UK in 2009?

Participants include La Toya Jackson, Verne Troyer and Ulrika Jonsson. Cold weather consisting of snow and freezing temperatures causes widespread disruption across the UK. Travel routes are severely affected including roads and railways, in addition to Luton and Birmingham airports.

What was the most read story in the UK in 2009?

All 155 passengers and crew were rescued. Two technology stories also made headlines this month. The first told how a Windows “worm” infected millions of computers, and the second revealed plans for broadband to be in every UK home by 2012. And the Bank of England cut interest rates to 1.5% – the lowest level in its 315-year history.

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