1978 United Kingdom General Election

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1978 United Kingdom general election
<1974June 8, 1978 (1978-06-08)1983>

All 630 seats to the House of Commons
316 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Peter Shore Edward Heath Emlyn Hooson
Party Labour Conservative Liberal
Leader's seat Deptford Sidcup Montgomeryshire
Last election 268 334 7
Seats won 325 276 9
Seat change 57 58 2

Prime Minister before election

Edward Heath
Conservative

Prime Minister after election

Peter Shore
Labour