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May 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scottish and Welsh nationalists denied Britain's ruling Labor Party outright control of their historic new parliaments, challenging Prime Minister Tony Blair's boast that separatism had been turned back. Blair claimed victory in the separatist battle because Labor took the most seats in Scotland's first parliament in three centuries and also ended up the biggest party in the new Welsh National Assembly.
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May 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Scottish and Welsh nationalists denied Britain's ruling Labor Party outright control of their historic new parliaments, challenging Prime Minister Tony Blair's boast that separatism had been turned back. Blair claimed victory in the separatist battle because Labor took the most seats in Scotland's first parliament in three centuries and also ended up the biggest party in the new Welsh National Assembly.
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November 22, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister John Major won a sweeping victory in Parliament on Thursday night as legislators backed his flexible approach to Britain's role in next month's European Community summit in the Netherlands. During the two-day debate, Major also rejected the insistence by his predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, that Britain conduct a national referendum after the Maastricht summit, which is designed to create a new European Community treaty on political and monetary union.
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February 22, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his aristocratic title dating back to the Middle Ages and a mother born in the Palace of Westminster at the turn of the century, it is little wonder that Baron Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton feels at home in the House of Lords. The Mowbray lion crest is one of the oldest noble emblems decorating the broad stairwells of Britain's upper house of Parliament.
NEWS
May 7, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new British Parliament opened Wednesday with Queen Elizabeth II, wearing her jewel-studded crown, presenting the legislative program of Prime Minister John Major's reelected government. Addressing the House of Lords, the queen said the government would enact further laws to curb labor unions, sell the coal industry, balance the budget and establish a national lottery for worthy causes.
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April 28, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid cheers and applause, the British Parliament on Monday elected the first woman Speaker in its history. Betty Boothroyd, 62, a Labor Party member of the House of Commons for 20 years and deputy Speaker for the past five, won by a comfortable 134-vote margin over Conservative Party candidate Peter Brooke, the former secretary for Northern Ireland. It was the first contested election for the speakership since 1951.
NEWS
June 29, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced Friday that she will not run again for her seat in the House of Commons, thus putting an effective end to her long and distinguished political career. She could still serve in the House of Lords, but, by her decision, she stepped out of the running as a future leader of the Conservative Party and as prime minister.
NEWS
February 22, 1999 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his aristocratic title dating back to the Middle Ages and a mother born in the Palace of Westminster at the turn of the century, it is little wonder that Baron Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton feels at home in the House of Lords. The Mowbray lion crest is one of the oldest noble emblems decorating the broad stairwells of Britain's upper house of Parliament.
NEWS
May 7, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new British Parliament opened Wednesday with Queen Elizabeth II, wearing her jewel-studded crown, presenting the legislative program of Prime Minister John Major's reelected government. Addressing the House of Lords, the queen said the government would enact further laws to curb labor unions, sell the coal industry, balance the budget and establish a national lottery for worthy causes.
NEWS
April 28, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid cheers and applause, the British Parliament on Monday elected the first woman Speaker in its history. Betty Boothroyd, 62, a Labor Party member of the House of Commons for 20 years and deputy Speaker for the past five, won by a comfortable 134-vote margin over Conservative Party candidate Peter Brooke, the former secretary for Northern Ireland. It was the first contested election for the speakership since 1951.
NEWS
November 22, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister John Major won a sweeping victory in Parliament on Thursday night as legislators backed his flexible approach to Britain's role in next month's European Community summit in the Netherlands. During the two-day debate, Major also rejected the insistence by his predecessor, Margaret Thatcher, that Britain conduct a national referendum after the Maastricht summit, which is designed to create a new European Community treaty on political and monetary union.
NEWS
June 29, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced Friday that she will not run again for her seat in the House of Commons, thus putting an effective end to her long and distinguished political career. She could still serve in the House of Lords, but, by her decision, she stepped out of the running as a future leader of the Conservative Party and as prime minister.
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