1997 United Kingdom general election in England

The 1997 United Kingdom general election in England was held on 1 May 1997 for 529 English seats to the House of Commons. Under Tony Blair, the Labour Party won a landslide majority of English seats, the first time since 1966 that Labour had won an overall majority of English seats.[2] The England result, together with even larger landslide Labour results in Scotland and Wales, gave Labour the biggest majority for any single party since 1931. Blair subsequently formed the first Labour government since 1979, beginning 13 years of Labour government.

1997 United Kingdom general election in England

 1992 1 May 1997 (1997-05-01) 2001 

All 529 English seats to the House of Commons
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Tony Blair John Major Paddy Ashdown
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Leader since 21 July 1994 4 July 1995[n 1] 16 July 1988
Leader's seat Sedgefield Huntingdon Yeovil
Last election 195 seats, 33.9% 319 seats, 45.5% 10 seats, 19.2%
Seats before 196 324 9
Seats won 328 165 34
Seat change 132* 159* 25*
Popular vote 11,347,882 8,780,881 4,677,565
Percentage 43.5% 33.7% 18.0%
Swing 9.6% 11.8% 1.2%

Notional 1992 results if held on the 1997 boundaries

*Indicates boundary change - so this is a notional figure.