The 2000 British General Election was held to elect the 3rd Legislative Assembly of the British Republic. The election was held alongside the 2000 British Senatorial Elections.

1995 United Kingdom 2003
British Republic general election, 2000
All 700 seats to the British Legislative Assembly
May 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)
Turnout 73.1%
First party Second party Third party
Leader Tony Blair Paddy Ashdown John Major
Party [[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]] [[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]] [[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 5th December 1989 16th July 1988 15th July 1989
Leader's seat County Durham Somerset Cambridgeshire
Last election 165 290 105
Seats won 290 220 90
Seat change +125 -70 -15
Popular vote 11,332,621 9,788,963 4,433,162
Percentage 33.9% 29.3% 13.3%
Fourth party Fifth party
Leader David Owen Ian Anderson
Party [[Social Democratic Party|Template:Social Democratic Party/meta/shortname]] [[BUF|Template:BUF/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 3rd March 1988 3rd September 1989
Leader's seat Plymouth and South Devon Barking, Dagenham, Ilford and Romford
Last election 25 100
Seats won 70 15
Seat change +45 -85
Popular vote 4,231,356 1,562,841
Percentage 12.7% 4.67%

Previous Prime Minister
Paddy Ashdown
[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]

Prime Minister-elect
Tony Blair
[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]


The 2000 British general election was held to elect members to the Third Legislative Assembly of the British Republic and was held five years since the previous one. The incumbent Social Liberal Conservative Coalition had been suffering declining popularity being perceived as divided over several key issues, notably British membership of the European Union (EU) an issue which was vetoed by the Conservatives each time it was proposed by the Social Liberals. This perception of a divided government was seized upon by the opposition Leftist Alliance who portrayed the government as divided and locked in a perpetual deadlock whilst portraying themselves as united and well coordinated, this helped boost the standing of the Leftist Alliance significantly within opinion polls.


The election was a clear victory for the Leftist Alliance who made a net gain of 125 seats, becoming the largest party in the Assembly for the first time in their history, forming a coalition with the Social Democrats to form a government with a ten seat majority. On the other the Social Liberals suffered a substantial defeat suffering a net loss of 70 seats and being forced into opposition for the first time in their history, the Conservatives also suffered minor losses whilst the British Union of Fascists continued their decline being reduced to just 15 seats.

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