The Third English State Election was held on the 7th May 1998 and was held alongside the Welsh State Election, 1998 and the Scottish State Election, 1998.

1993 United Kingdom 2003
English State Election, 1998
All 300 seats to the English Parliament
May 7, 1998 (1998-05-07)
First party Second party Third party
Leader Kenneth Clarke Alan Beith Margaret Beckett
Party [[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]] [[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]] [[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]
Leader since 15th July 1989 16th July 1988 5th December 1989
Leader's seat East Midlands North East England East Midlands
Last election 79 128 74
Seats won 122 91 69
Seat change +43 -37 -5
Fourth party Fifth party
Leader Ian Anderson Rosie Barnes
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 London London
Last election 34 15
Seats won 0 18
Seat change -34 +3

Previous First Minister
Alan Beith
[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]

First Minister-elect
Alan Beith
[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]


Despite winning the most seats the conservatives were shut out of government by the continuation of the Liberal-Leftist coalition. The election also saw the BUF fall below the 5% threshold for parliamentary representation and thus lose all its seats in the parliament.

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