UK General Election: 1987

The UK General Election in 1987 was held on 11 June, and resulted in a third successive victory for the Conservative party, returning Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister for a third term – occurring only twice before in British political history. Labour made slight gains, and the failure of the Alliance of the Liberal party and the SDP quickly led to the dissolution of the union and the creation in early 1988 of the Liberal Democrats.