The United Kingdom general election of 1996 was held on May 9th 1996. Under the leadership of Michael Portillo the Conservative Party ended its 22 years in opposition, and won the general election with a landslide victory, winning 423 seats, its best performance since 1931.
|First Party||Second Party||Third Party|
|Leader||Michael Portillo||Neil Kinnock||Paddy Ashdown|
|Leader Since||October 1994||July 1994||1987|