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|‹ 2003 2013 ›|
|English State Election, 2008|
|All 300 seats to the English Parliament|
|May 8, 2008|
|First party||Second party||Third party|
|Leader||Margaret Beckett||Kenneth Clarke||Alan Beith|
|Party||[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]||[[Conservative Party|Template:Conservative Party/meta/shortname]]||[[Social Liberal|Template:Social Liberal/meta/shortname]]|
|Leader since||5th December 1989||15th July 1989||16th July 1988|
|Leader's seat||East Midlands||East Midlands||North East England|
|Party|| [[Green Party|Template:Green Party/meta/shortname]]
|Leader since||5th April 2002|
Previous First Minister
The election marked an end to Alan Beith's 18 years as First Minister, being replaced by Margaret Beckett of the Leftist Alliance, Beith resigned as leader of the Social Liberals in England following the election. Following the election a coalition of the Leftist Alliance and Social Liberals was formed, being the first coalition in which the Social Liberals were not the leading party.