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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.
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|British Republic general election, 2000|
|All 700 seats to the British Legislative Assembly|
|May 9, 2000|
|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|
|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|
Previous Prime Minister
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.