Third Blair ministry

The third Blair ministry lasted from May 2005 to June 2007. The election on 5 May 2005 saw Labour win a historic third successive term in power, though their majority now stood at 66 seats – compared to 167 four years earlier – and they failed to gain any new seats. Blair had already declared that the new term in parliament would be his last.

Third Blair ministry
Blair in 2007
Date formed6 May 2005 (2005-05-06)
Date dissolved27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Prime Minister's history1997–2007
Deputy Prime MinisterJohn Prescott
Member party
  •   Labour Party
Status in legislatureMajority
354 / 646(55%)
Opposition cabinet
Opposition party
Opposition leader
Election(s)2005 general election
Legislature term(s)54th UK Parliament
Incoming formation2005 government formation
PredecessorSecond Blair ministry
SuccessorBrown ministry