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Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
... Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3 Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Russell Kerr 26,611 49.6 Conservative R ...
Battle Of Harpers Ferry - Battle - September 13
... He exclaimed, "I am ordered to hold this place and God damn my soul to hell if I don't." In fact, Jackson's and Miles's forces to the west of town were roughly equal, but Miles was ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... wrote a message to Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
... Communist T Keenan 368 0.8 0.0 Majority 8,059 17.8 -4.3 Labour hold General Election October 1974 Eccles Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Lewis Carter-Jone ...
Falmouth And Camborne (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1950s
... Gibson 7,890 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1955 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 21,587 Conservative P.P ... King 20,540 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1951 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 20,850 Conservative Nigel ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5 Labour Mrs ... Napier 2,041 4.2 N/A Majority 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative ... N/A Majority 12,697 20.5 −7.0 Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...

More definitions of "hold out":

  • (verb): Last and be usable.
    Synonyms: wear, endure
  • (verb): Wait uncompromisingly for something desirable.
    Example: "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    We grant no dukedoms to the few,
    We hold like rights and shall;—
    Equal on Sunday in the pew,
    On Monday in the mall.
    For what avail the plough or sail,
    Or land or life, if freedom fail?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What do women want with votes, when they hold the sceptre of influence with which they can control even votes, if they wield it aright?
    Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)