United Kingdom general elections

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United Kingdom general elections are the times when the each Member of Parliament must seek re-election in the House of Commons.

In the UK general elections are generally affairs in which public opinion changes gradually from general election from election. However this can often have dramatic effects due to the first-past-the-post election system as support for a given political party tips sufficiently to give a landslide result. Currently the Labour party under Prime Minister Tony Blair has had two such landslides, giving him a strength in parliament that has rivalled the legacy of Lady Margaret Thatcher.

List of UK general elections since 1983: