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  Leave edges ahead in UK's EU referendum  The UK's EU referendum is proving close but the Remain campaign appears to be failing to pick up enough support outside London to win   EU referendum: Leave and Remain clash in BBC Great Debate Map of Wembley Arena United Kingdom  The EU referendum took centre stage at Wembley Arena as the two sides traded blows before an audience of 6,000 people Labour's Sadiq Khan elected 1st Muslim London mayor
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  Brexit: UK votes to leave EU in historic referendum
Tories lost its parliamentary majority in surprise election results

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  Britain's Conservative Party will be the largest party but may not have a majority after the UK's snap general election, an exit poll says.    The party could get 314 MPs when all the votes have been counted...

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  The UK has voted to leave the European Union after 43 years. The pound fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985
 Leave won by 52% to 48% with England and Wales voting strongly for Brexit, while London, Scotland and N. Ireland backed staying in the EU. The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting

  Khan defeated Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, after first- and second-preference votes were allocated
Feb.20   EU referendum: Cameron sets June date for UK vote   The UK will vote on whether to remain in the EU on Thursday 23 June, Prime Minister David Cameron has said

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Jun.9 EU referendum: MPs support plan for say on Europe  MPs have overwhelmingly backed plans for a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union May.24 EU citizens not eligible for referendum vote, says No 10
May.7 Tories closing in on a majority
  David Cameron says he hopes to govern for all of the UK as a forecast gives the Tories 325 seats - enough to form a majority in the Commons
Exit poll puts Tories close to majority  The Conservatives are set to be the largest party in the Commons but just short of a majority, according to the general election exit poll May.5 Election 2015: Leaders in last-ditch bid for votes  Party leaders and candidates are making a last-ditch grab for votes on the final day of campaigning before the election polls open

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Sep.20 Scottish referendum: Downing St dismisses 'reneging' claims Sep.19 Queen urges referendum 'respect'

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Aug.3 US and UK concern over Zimbabwe vote   Washington: The US and UK have expressed concerns after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe won a seventh term in office amid claims of electoral fraud Jan.22   UK PM to promise EU referendum  David Cameron is to promise an in/out referendum on the EU if the Conservatives win the next election

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May.4 Johnson re-elected London mayor

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May.7 Her majesty may have the final word
May.6 Conservatives head for big gains   The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, after nearly 200 election results Apr.29   Polls give UK debate win to Cameron  Gordon Brown fought in a debate against David Cameron of the Conservative Party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats Apr.22 Gloves off in second leaders' debate Apr.6   Race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date   Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May Apr.5 PM to announce 6 May general election

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May.2 New mayor is eccentric, offensive  London's new Mayor Boris Johnson is a maverick lawmaker loved for his eccentric wit but often maligned for his abrasive tongue

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Oct.8 Brown denies polls changed mind
Oct.6   Brown rules out autumn election  Gordon Brown said he wanted a chance to show the country his 'vision for change' and to develop his policies further

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May.4   Blair suffers local poll defeat  Labour Party suffered major losses in elections in England, which could increase pressure on Blair

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May.5   Blair heads for historic third term
  Tony Blair is heading for an 3rd term in government but with a greatly reduced majority Apr.5   Blair calls election for May 5  Prime Minister has called Britain's general election after seeing the queen to ask for the dissolution of parliament

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Jun.7   Blair won by landslide
  Opposition Conservatives are facing a disappointing result May.8 Blair names election date  Prime Minister has said that a general election will be held in the UK on June 7 May. 3, 1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes prime minister
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  'Iron Lady' was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office

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