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26 Jul
1945: Churchill loses general election

04 May
1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher

16 May
2001: Prescott punches protester

24 Feb
1950: Labour wins slim majority

30 Mar
1992: John Major climbs onto his soapbox


Elections

10 May
1940: Churchill takes helm as Germans advance

23 Oct
1951: Churchill denies 'warmonger' claims

26 Oct
1951: Churchill wins general election

05 Apr
1955: Sir Winston Churchill resigns

17 May
1955: Eden takes to the airwaves

27 May
1955: Election victory for Tories under Eden

09 Oct
1959: 'Supermac' leads Tories to victory

15 Mar
1962: Liberals seize Orpington

12 Oct
1964: Labour voters are 'bonkers' says Hogg

31 Mar
1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

13 Mar
1970: Conservative victory in first teen election

01 Jun
1970: British Prime Minister hit by flying egg

19 Jun
1970: Shock election win for Heath

07 Feb
1974: Heath calls snap election over miners

11 Oct
1974: Labour scrapes working majority

11 Feb
1975: Tories choose first woman leader

05 Apr
1976: Callaghan is new prime minister

23 Mar
1977: Government wins no confidence vote

30 Mar
1978: Tories recruit advertisers to win votes

07 Sep
1978: Callaghan accused of running scared

28 Mar
1979: Early election as Callaghan defeated

10 Nov
1980: Michael Foot is new Labour leader

21 Oct
1982: Sinn Fein triumph in elections

09 Jun
1983: Thatcher wins landslide victory

11 Jun
1987: Thatcher wins record third term

05 Dec
1989: Thatcher beats off leadership rival

20 Nov
1990: Thatcher fails to win party mandate

13 Apr
1992: Labour's Neil Kinnock resigns

17 Sep
1993: Shock as racist wins council seat

21 Jul
1994: Labour chooses Blair

04 Jul
1995: Major wins Conservative leadership

08 Apr
1997: BBC TV newsman turns politician

13 Sep
2001: Duncan Smith is new Tory leader

05 May
2005: Blair secures historic third term

06 Dec
2005: David Cameron is new Tory leader


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