Friday, May 06, 2005

Election Day

In the British parliamentary election held yesterday, Tony Blair became the first Labour prime minister to win three consecutive general elections, but Labour's share of seats in the House of Commons was dramatically reduced. In fact, Labour won only 36 percent of the vote nationwide, the lowest share for a ruling party in the modern era. Blair acknowledged that "Iraq has been a divisive issue," but urged his party to unite and "look to the future."

For more on the British election, see the BBC News election web site.