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1992 United Kingdom general election

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All 651 seats in the House of Commons
326 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout 77.7% (Increase2.4%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Prime Minister John Major (cropped).jpg Neil Kinnock, Glenys Kinnock and Bryan Gould in 1992 (cropped).jpg Paddy Ashdown (2005) (cropped).jpg
Leader John Major Neil Kinnock Paddy Ashdown
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
Leader since 28 November 1990 2 October 1983 16 July 1988
Leader's seat Huntingdon Islwyn Yeovil
Last election 376 seats, 42.2% 229 seats, 30.8% 22 seats, 22.6%
Seats won 336 271 20
Seat change Decrease40 Increase42 Decrease2
Popular vote 14,093,007 11,560,484 5,999,606
Percentage 41.9% 34.4% 17.8%
Swing Decrease0.3% Increase3.6% Decrease4.8%

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Colours show the winning party, as shown in the main table of results

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Composition of the House of Commons after the election

Prime Minister before election

John Major
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

John Major
Conservative

A general election was held on 9 April 1992 to elect all 651 members to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party won the election, winning 336 seats, and John Major stayed as Prime Minister. Many people thought that the Labour Party would win the election because opinion polls had shown them to be ahead.

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