The third British Presidential election was held in 2004, one year following the snap general election held in 2003 following the British Constitutional Crisis.

1997 United Kingdom 2011
British Presidential election, 2004 Second Round
6th May and 20th May 2004
Nominee Neil Kinnock Simon Hughes
Party [[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]] [[Social Liberal Party|Template:Social Liberal Party/meta/shortname]]
Popular vote 16,837,281 15,086,010
Percentage 52.7% 47.3%

Previous President
David Steel
[[Social Liberal Party|Template:Social Liberal Party/meta/shortname]]

Neil Kinnock
[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]


Following the 2003 British Constitutional Crisis, and the controversy surrounding his role in it, incumbent President David Steel announced that he would not be seeking a third term as President. Following Steel's announcement Simon Hughes won the Social Liberal nomination in a close race against Malcolm Bruce.


The election was won by Neil Kinnock who became the first Left wing President of the British Republic, whilst Simon Hughes only narrowly defeated Conservative Candidate Michael Portillo in reaching the second round of voting with a lead of only just over 200 votes.

Candidate Party Number of Votes Percentage Of Votes Second Round Votes Second Round Percentage
Neil Kinnock Leftist Alliance 9,102,321 26.6 16,837,281 52.7
Simon Hughes Social Liberal Party 7,992,129 23.4 15,086,010 47.3
Michael Portillo Conservative Party 7,991,921 23.3
Jean Lambert Green Party 5,203,329 15.2
Arthur Scargill Worker's Party 2,120,513 6.2
Ian Anderson British Union of Fascists 1,327,329 3.9
Alex Salmond Scottish National Party 420,102 1.2
David Sutch Monster Raving Loony Party 44,178 0.13

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