All 650 seats in the House of Commons
326 seats needed for a majority
Colours show the winning party—as shown in § Results
Composition of the House of Commons after the election
A general election was held on 9 June 1983 to elect all 650 members to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The Conservative Party won by the largest majority since Labour in the 1945 general election. It meant that Margaret Thatcher stayed as Prime Minister.
Notes[change | change source]
- Results for the Liberals only. The SDP did not contest
- Includes boundary change—so this is a nominal figure.
References[change | change source]
- 1983: Thatcher triumphs again, BBC News, 5 April 2005, retrieved 22 March 2015