|First Party||Second Party||Third Party|
|Leader||Harold Wilson||Alec Douglas-Home||Jo Grimond|
The election saw the labour party face significant loses, going from a majority of 23 to a majority of 4. The result was a surprise to many, as a labour landslide had been predicted.
Opinion polls varied in the month leading up to the election, ranging from a conservative landslide to a labour landslide, with the general consensus on election night that labour would be the largest party in a hung parliament.
Harold Wilson would call another election in 1966, winning a landslide victory.