The 2008 English State Election was held on the 8th May 2008 and was held alongside the Welsh State Election, 2008 and the Scottish State Election, 2008.

2003 United Kingdom 2013
English State Election, 2008
All 300 seats to the English Parliament
May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)
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
Last election 71 67 118
Seats won 108 88 71
Seat change +37 +21 -47
Fourth party
Leader Darren Johnson
Party [[Green Party|Template:Green Party/meta/shortname]]

Leader since 5th April 2002
Leader's seat London
Last election 44
Seats won 33
Seat change -11

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

First Minister-elect
Margaret Beckett
[[Leftist Alliance|Template:Leftist Alliance/meta/shortname]]


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.

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