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Government
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Population
67,886,011
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Capital
London

United Kingdom National Anthem
God Save the Queen

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.
O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall.
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save us all.
Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.
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Currency
British Pound
GBP

Emergency numbers
112
999

Languages
English, Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland)
Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales)
Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland)
Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 people in Cornwall)

Police, Political parties

 

United Kingdom Police
Agency overview : Formed 29 September 1829
Preceding agencies : Bow Street Runners, Marine Police Force
Legal personality : Non government: Police force

Operational structure
Overviewed by : Home Office/HMIC/IPCC
Headquarters : New Scotland Yard
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime responsible Sophie Linden
Agency executives : Commissioner

Website : https://www.met.police.uk/

For detailed and more information, see the source

City of London Police

Agency overview : Formed 1839; 179 years ago
Legal personality : Non government: Police force

Operational structure
Headquarters : Wood Street, UK
Agency executive : Commissioner

Website : http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/

For detailed and more information, see the source

United Kingdom Political parties
Political parties with elected representation in the Westminster devolved and European parliaments

Conservative Party (UK)
Founded 1834 (183 years ago)
Website :- conservatives.com

Labour Party (UK)
Founded 27 February 1900; 116 years ago
Website :- http://www.labour.org.uk/

Scottish National Party
Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Scots Naitional Pairtie

Founded 1934
Website :- http://www.snp.org/

Liberal Democrats
Founded 9 June 1859 (Liberal)
Founded 26 March 1981 (SDP)
Founded 3 March 1988[1]
Website :- http://www.libdems.org.uk/

Democratic Unionist Party
Founded September 30, 1971; 45 years ago
Website :- http://www.mydup.com/

Sinn Féin
Founded 28 November 1905 (original form)
17 January 1970
Founded (current form)
Website :- http://www.sinnfein.ie/

Plaid Cymru
Founded 5 August 1925; 91 years ago
Website :- https://www.plaid.cymru/

Social Democratic and Labour Party
Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre

Founded 20 August 1970
Website :- http://www.sdlp.ie/

Ulster Unionist Party
Founded 3 March 1905
Website :- http://www.uup.org/

UK Independence Party
Founded 3 September 1993; 23 years ago
Website :- http://www.ukip.org/

Green Party of England and Wales
Founded 1990
Website :- http://www.greenparty.org.uk/

Alliance Party of Northern Ireland
Founded 21st April 1970
Website :- http://www.allianceparty.org/

Scottish Green Party
Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba
Scots Green Pairty

Founded 1990
Website :- https://greens.scot/

Green Party in Northern Ireland
Founded 1983
Website :- http://www.greenpartyni.org/

Traditional Unionist Voice
Founded 7 December 2007
Website :- http://www.tuv.org.uk/

People Before Profit Alliance
Founded October 2005
Website :- http://www.peoplebeforeprofit.ie/

Minor parties

Political parties with elected representation at local government level only


Residents Associations of Epsom and Ewell
Founded 1937
Website :- http://www.epsom-ewell.co.uk/

Independents for Frome
Founded 2011
Website :- http://iffrome.org.uk/

Liberal Party (UK, 1989)
Founded 1989
Website :- http://www.liberal.org.uk/

Llais Gwynedd
Founded NA
Website :- http://gwynedd.biz/mysharedaccounts/llais/1/

Residents for Uttlesford
Founded 2014
Website :- http://www.residents4u.org/

East Devon Alliance
Founded 2015
Website :- NA

Derwentside Independents
Founded 2001
Website :- NA

Independent Community and Health Concern
Founded 2000
Website :- http://www.healthconcern.org.uk/

Democratic Independent Group

Yorkshire Party
Founded April 2014
Website :- http://www.yorkshireparty.org.uk/

Barnsley Independent Group
Founded January 2006
Website :- http://www.barnsleyindependentgroup.co.uk/

Mebyon Kernow – The Party for Cornwall
Founded 6 January 1951
Website :- http://www.mebyonkernow.org/

Guildford Greenbelt Group
Founded 2013
Website :- http://guildfordgreenbeltgroup.co.uk/

Middlewich First
Founded 2003
Website :- NA

Independence from Europe
Founded 2012
Website :- http://www.aipmep.org/

Putting Hartlepool First
Founded 2001
Website :- http://www.puttinghartlepoolfirst.co.uk/

Borders Party
Founded 2006
Website :- http://bordersparty.org.uk/

Morecambe Bay Independents
Founded 1980s
Website :- https://web.archive.org/web/20051126083732/
http://www.morecambebayindependents.co.uk/


Henley Residents Group
Founded 1989
Website :- http://www.hrg.org.uk/

British National Party
Founded April 7, 1982; 34 years ago
Website :- http://bnp.org.uk/

Scottish Socialist Party
Pàrtaidh Sòisealach na h-Alba
Scots Socialist Pairtie

Founded 1998
Website :- http://www.scottishsocialistparty.org/

Solidarity (Scotland)
Founded 2006
Website :- https://solidarity.scot/

Political parties with elected representation at civic parish/
community council level only

Devizes Guardians

Founded 2001
Website :- http://devizesguardians.co.uk/

North East Party
Founded 2014
Website :- http://www.thenortheastparty.org.uk/

Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Founded 1983
Website :- http://loonyparty.com/

Pirate Party UK
Founded 30 July 2009
Website :- https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/

Political parties with no elected representation

This is a list of notable minor parties. Many parties are registered with the Electoral Commission but do not qualify for this list as they have not received significant independent coverage.

Miscellaneous minor UK parties

UK European People's Party
Founded NA
Website :- http://www.4freedomsparty.eu/

Above and Beyond Party
Founded 2015
Website :- http://www.voteaboveandbeyond.org/

Animal Welfare Party
Founded December 2, 2006
Website :- http://www.animalwelfareparty.org/

Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol
Founded 2015
Website :- http://cista.org/

Jury Team
Founded 2009
Website :- http://www.juryteam.org/

Libertarian Party (UK)
Founded 2008
Website :- http://www.libertarianpartyuk.com/

No Candidate Deserves My Vote!
Founded 23 November 2000[
Website :- http://www.nocandidate.org.uk/

One Love Party
Founded 2015
Website :- http://www.oneloveparty.eu/

Peace Party (UK)
Founded 1996
Website :- http://www.peaceparty.org.uk/

Populist Party (UK)
Founded March 2006, as the "Popular Alliance"
Website :- http://www.popularalliance.org/

Something New (political party)
Founded October 2014
Website :- http://www.somethingnew.org.uk/

Social Democratic Party (UK, 1990–present)
Founded 1990
Website :- http://www.socialdemocraticparty.co.uk/

United in Europe
Founded April 3, 2014
Website :- http://unitedineurope.org/

Women's Equality Party
Founded 8 March 2015
Website :- http://womensequality.org.uk/

Whig Party (British political party)
Founded October 2014
Website :- http://whigs.uk/

Young People's Party UK
Founded 2012
Website :- http://www.yppuk.org/

National Liberal Party (UK, 1999)
Founded March 1999
Website :- http://nationalliberal.org/

Minor UK left-wing and far-left parties

Socialist Party of Great Britain
Founded 1904
Website :- http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb

Communist Party of Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
Founded 1968
Website :- http://www.cpbml.org.uk/

Workers Revolutionary Party (UK)
Founded The Club (1947)
Founded Socialist Labour League (1959)
Founded Workers' Revolutionary Party (1973)
Website :- http://wrp.org.uk/

Revolutionary Communist Group (UK)
Founded 1974
Website :- http://www.revolutionarycommunist.org/

New Communist Party of Britain
Founded 1977
Website :- http://www.newworker.org/

Socialist Workers Party (UK)
Founded Socialist Review Group (1950)
Founded International Socialists (1962)
Founded Socialist Workers Party (1977)
Website :- http://www.swp.org.uk/

Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
Founded 1979
Website :- http://www.rcpbml.org.uk/

Socialist Equality Party (UK)
Founded 1986, as Workers Revolutionary Party (Internationalist))
Website :- http://www.socialequality.org.uk/

International Socialist League (UK)
Founded 1987–1988
Website :- http://www.litci.org/en/

Communist League (UK, 1988)
Founded 1988
Website :- NA

Communist Party of Britain
Founded 1920 (as the CPGB)
Founded 1988 (as the CPB)
Website :- http://www.communist-party.org.uk/

Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee)
Founded 1977
Website :- http://www.cpgb.org.uk/

Alliance for Workers' Liberty
Founded 1966
Website :- http://www.workersliberty.org/

Independent Working Class Association
Founded 1995
Website :- http://www.iwca.info/

Socialist Labour Party (UK)
Founded 1996
Website :- http://www.socialist-labour-party.org.uk/

Socialist Party (England and Wales)
Founded Militant 1964 – 1991
Founded Militant Labour 1991 – 1997
Founded Socialist Party 1997 – Present
Website :- http://whigs.uk/

Socialist Resistance
Founded 2002
Website :- http://socialistresistance.org/

Alliance for Green Socialism
Founded 2003
Website :- http://www.greensocialist.org.uk/

Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist–Leninist)
Founded 2004
Website :- http://www.cpgbml.org/

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Founded 2010
Website :- http://www.tusc.org.uk/

Left Unity (UK)
Founded 30 November 2013
Website :- http://leftunity.org/

Minor UK far-right parties

National Front (UK)
Founded February 7, 1967; 49 years ago
Website :- http://nationalfront.info/

Britain First
Founded 2011
Website :- http://www.britainfirst.org/

Britannica Party
Founded August 2011
Website :- NA

British Democratic Party (2013)
Founded 9 February 2013
Website :- http://www.britishdemocrats.org.uk/

Liberty GB
Founded March 2013
Website :- http://libertygb.org.uk/

British Unity Party
Founded 2015
Website :- NA

Minor UK religious parties

Christian Peoples Alliance
Founded 1999
Website :- http://www.cpaparty.net/

Christian Democratic Party (UK)
Founded 1999
Website :- http://www.christiandemocraticparty.co.uk/

The Common Good (political party)
Founded April 1, 2004
Website :- http://www.thecommongood.info/

Christian Party (UK)
Founded 2005
Website :- http://www.ukchristianparty.org/

Minor English parties

The Community Group (London Borough of Hounslow)

Founded 1994
Website :- http://www.communitygroup.org.uk/

Community Action Party
Founded March 2002
Website :- http://www.community-action.com/

Community Group
Founded 2001
Website :- NA

English Democrats
Founded 2002
Website :- http://www.englishdemocrats.org.uk/

Idle Toad
Founded 1997
Website :- http://lob.org.uk/Idletoad/CurrentEdition/index.htm

Lewisham People Before Profit
Founded 2008–2009
Website :- http://whigs.uk/

National Health Action Party
Founded 14 May 2012
Website :- http://www.nhap.org/

People's Democratic Party (United Kingdom)
Founded July 2012
Website :- http://www.pdpgb.org.uk/home.html

Roman Party
Founded 26 May 2006
Website :- NA

Wessex Regionalist Party
Founded 1974
Website :- http://wessexregionalists.info/

Minor Scottish parties

Communist Party of Scotland
Founded 1991
Website :- http://scottishcommunists.org.uk/

Independent Green Voice
Founded 2003
Website :- NA

RISE – Scotland's Left Alliance
Founded August 29, 2015
Website :- http://www.rise.scot/

Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers
Founded NA
Website :- NA

Christian Party (UK)
Founded 2005
Website :- http://www.ukchristianparty.org/

Scottish Democratic Alliance
Founded 2009
Website :- http://scottishdemocraticalliance.scot/

Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party
Founded 3 February 2003
Website :- http://www.sscup.org/

Scottish Unionist Party (1986)
Founded 1986
Website :- http://www.scottishunionistparty.co.uk/

Socialist Party Scotland
Founded 2002 (renamed 2010)
Website :- http://www.socialistpartyscotland.org.uk/

Minor Welsh parties

Communist Party of Wales


Socialist Party (England and Wales)
Founded 1964 – 1991 Militant Labour
Founded 1991 – 1997 Socialist Party
Founded 1997 – Present
Website :- http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/

Christian Party (UK)
Founded 2005
Website:- http://www.ukchristianparty.org/

Minor Northern Irish parties

Fianna Fáil
Founded 23 March 1926
Website:- http://www.ukchristianparty.org/

NI21
Founded 6 June 2013
Website:- http://ni21.com/

Labour Party of Northern Ireland
Founded 1985
Website:- NA

Republican Sinn Féin
Founded 1986
Website:- http://www.rsf.ie/
Website:- http://www.rsf-international.org/

Socialist Party
Páirtí Sóisialach

Founded 2005
Website:- http://socialistparty.ie/
Website:- http://www.socialistpartyni.net/

The Workers' Party
Páirtí na nOibrithe

Founded 1905 (split in 1970, current name in 1982)
Website:- http://www.workersparty.ie/

Joke/satirical parties

Al-Zebabist Nation of Ooog

Founded NA
Website:- http://alzebab.org/

Church of the Militant Elvis Party
Founded 2010
Website:- https://web.archive.org/web/20080710/
http://www.theplace4.co.uk/elvisseeninbaghdad/

Fancy Dress Party
Founded 1979
Website:- NA

Defunct and historical parties in the United Kingdom

Natural Law Party
Founded 1992; 25 years ago
Website:- http://www.natural-law-party.org.uk/
Website:- http://www.natural-law.org/

Democratic Party (UK, 1998)
Founded 18 November 1998
Website:- http://www.democratic-party.org.uk/index.htm

Cannabis Law Reform
Founded NA
Website:- http://www.clear-uk.org/

Science Party
Founded April 20, 2010
Website:- http://michaelbrooks.org/

Defunct Scottish parties

East Kilbride Alliance

Founded January 2007
Website:- http://www.ekalliance.org/

Free Scotland Party
Founded 1 January 2004
Website:- http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/110051/source/subject

Scottish Democratic Alliance
Founded 2009
Website:- http://scottishdemocraticalliance.scot/

Scottish National Party
Founded 1934
Website:- http://www.snp.org/

Scottish Republican Socialist Movement
Founded 1982
Website:- http://www.scottishrepublicansocialistmovement.org/

History of the Scottish Socialist Party
Founded 1998
Website:- NA

Defunct Welsh parties

Balchder Cymru

Founded 2000
Website:- NA

Cymru Annibynnol
Founded January 2000
Website:- http://www.independentwalesparty.org/

Cymru Rydd
Founded September 28, 2000.
Website:- http://cymruryddwelshrepublicans.webs.com/

Defunct left-wing parties

Economic and Philosophic Science Review

Founded 1979
Website:- http://www.epsr.org.uk/

Workers International to Rebuild the Fourth International
Founded 1990
Website:- http://workersinternational.info/

Red Star (UK)
Founded 2004
Website:- http://redstarcommando.blogspot.com/

Peace and Progress Party
Founded 2004
Website:- http://www.peaceandprogress.org/

Left Alternative
Founded 2008
Website:- NA

No2EU
Founded 19 March 2009
Website:- http://www.no2eu.com/

Class War
Founded February 2014
Website:- http://www.classwarparty.org.uk/

Defunct joke/satirical parties

Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality
Founded 2010
Website:- https://web.archive.org/web/20110304/http://www.votecure.com/vote/

Death, Dungeons and Taxes Party
Founded 2005
Website:- NA

Interesting facts

Although the UK is a large country covering about 93,600 square miles, nowhere in it is more than 75 miles from the sea.

The UK perhaps has the highest rate of obesity in the world.

The Queen, Elizabeth II, has visited over 115 countries despite not having a passport.

The UK was the first country to allow for the creation of babies using DNA of three people.

As one of the biggest urban and over-populated area in the world, the British capital is a “melting pot” of nations, cultures and therefore interesting facts. The city is the home to more than 8 million citizens who do communicate using different languages. It is estimated that there are more than 300 different languages spoken in London.

Shakespeare added around 3,000 words to the English language

Big Ben isn’t actually a clock…the popular belief that Big Ben refers to the world-famous clock isn’t true, actually Big Ben is the name of the thirteen tonne bell. The actual tower that the bell is enclosed in is called St. Stephen’s Tower.

Big Ben isn’t actually a clock…the popular belief that Big Ben refers to the world-famous clock isn’t true, actually Big Ben is the name of the thirteen tonne bell. The actual tower that the bell is enclosed in is called St. Stephen’s Tower.

British citizens are addicted to tea! On average an Englishman drinks more tea than any other nation, Englishmen drink up to 20 times more than American citizens.

London is one of the most cultural diverse cities in the world; about 25% of London's residents were born outside of England!

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