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|British Republic general election, 2003|
|All 700 seats to the British Legislative Assembly|
|May 8, 2003|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Tony Blair||Charles Kennedy||William Hague|
|Party||[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]||[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]||[[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||21 July 1994||3 August 2000||18 March 2001|
|Leader's seat||County Durham||Highlands||North Yorkshire|
|Last election||290 seats||220 seats||90 seats|
|Party|| [[Green Party Party|Template:Green Party Party/meta/shortname]]
|Leader since||4th Aril 2002|
|Leader's seat||East Sussex|
|Last election||Contested as Part of Leftist Alliance|
The snap election was held in an attempt to break the deadlock in Parliament caused by the 2003 British Constitutional Crisis, this fact was seized upon by the British Union of Fascists and Worker's Party who both used it as evidence of the failings of the democratic systems, advocating a return to a more authoritarian system of government based on either fascist or communist ideals. This led to fears that the communists and fascists could make substantial gains in the elections and potentially make Parliament unworkable, leading to the Leftist Alliance to portray the election as a battle to maintain democracy.
The election was ultimately a success for the Leftist Alliance who won 335 seats, 15 short of a majority but enough to form a minority government with the support of either the Greens or the left wing of the Social Liberals to secure supply. The Fascists and Communists failed to make the breakthrough they had hoped for, with the BUF losing 10 seats, reducing them to just 5, and the communists only winning 10 seats.