The English general election of 1969 was held on May 12th 1960. It resulted in a victory for the Social Democratic Party led by Arthur Brown, ending 18 years of National Party rule. The SDP won 314 of the 580 seats of the English Parliament, giving them an overall majority of 48 seats.
The SDP campaign was much more professional than the one run three years before. Brown made full use of television in order to get his message across.