Presentation coverage of UK General Elections.
The United Kingdom general election of 1979 was held on 3 May 1979 to elect 635 members to the British House of Commons.
The 1983 United Kingdom general election was held on 9 June 1983. It gave the Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945.
The UK General Election in 1987 was held on 11 June, and resulted in a third successive victory for the Conservative party, returning Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister for a third term.
The United Kingdom general election of 1992 was held on 9 April 1992, and was the fourth consecutive victory for the Conservative Party.
Under the leadership of Tony Blair the Labour Party ended its 18 years in opposition, and won the general election with a landslide victory, winning 418 seats, the most seats the party has ever held.
The 2001 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday, 7 June 2001, to elect 659 members to the British House of Commons.
The Labour Party under Tony Blair won its third consecutive victory, but its majority now stood at 66 seats compared to the 160-seat majority it had previously held.
The next general election in the United Kingdom is scheduled to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017; it will elect the 57th Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, won the largest number of votes and seats but still fell twenty seats short. This resulted in a hung parliament where no party was able to command a majority in the House of Commons.
The 2015 General Election ended with the Conservative Party increasing its MPs and becoming the largest party, with an overall majority of 12.