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The English general election of 1987 was held on May 7th 1987 for all 601 seats in the English Parliament. The Social Democratic government of James Newton was re-elected for a third term in office winning 324 of the 601 seats giving them an overall majority of 47 seats.
This was the first election to take place after the Parliamentary Reform Act of 1985 came into force, fixing the number of parliamentary seats at 601.