The 1995 British General election was the second general election to take place since the British Liberal Revolution and subsequent drawing of the British Constitution. The elections were held alongside the 1995 British Senatorial Elections.
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|British Republic general election, 1995|
|All 700 seats to the British Legislative Assembly|
|May 9, 1995|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Paddy Ashdown||Tony Blair||John Major|
|Party||[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]||[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]||[[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||16th July 1988||5th December 1989||15th July 1989|
|Leader's seat||Somerset||County Durham||Cambridgeshire|
|Fourth party||Fifth party|
|Leader||Ian Anderson||David Owen|
|Party||[[BUF|Template:BUF/meta/shortname]]||[[Social Democratic Party|Template:Social Democratic Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||3rd September 1989||3rd March 1988|
|Leader's seat||Barking, Dagenham, Ilford and Romford||Plymouth and South Devon|
Previous Prime Minister
The 1995 General election marked the first time a Parliament was dissolved peacefully in Britain since 1931, with the outgoing Legislative Assembly having completed its first 5 year term. Over the course of the Parliament the support for pro-democracy parties strengthened greatly whilst the British Union of Fascists (BUF) found itself losing large amounts of its support as the population became ever more supportive of the newly founded Republic.
The results represented a substantial victory for the Social Liberals who gained 40 seats and were able to enter into a coalition with the Conservatives to form a government which held 395 seats in the Legislative Assembly, providing the government with a majority of 45 seats. The Social Democrats also experienced relative success, more than doubling their number of seats from 10 to 25. On the other hand the election was a major defeat for the BUF who went from 230 seats to just 100, losing their status as the official opposition and sliding from the second to fourth largest party in the Assembly. Whilst the Leftist Alliance made a net gain of 45 seats it too viewed the election as a defeat as it was forced into opposition by the formation of a Liberal-Conservative coalition.