List of MPs elected in the 1987 United Kingdom general election
This is a list of Members of Parliament (MPs) elected to the 50th Parliament of the United Kingdom in the 1987 general election, held on Thursday 11 June 1987. The Parliament lasted until 1992, although the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was replaced on 11 November 1990 by Chancellor of the Exchequer, John Major.
Notable newcomers to the House of Commons included: John Reid, Ann Widdecombe, Mo Mowlam, David Blunkett, Dawn Primarolo, Alistair Darling, David Tredinnick, Alex Salmond, David Davis, Teresa Gorman, John Redwood, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Diane Abbott, George Galloway, Ken Livingstone, Rhodri Morgan, Keith Vaz, Paul Flynn, and Menzies Campbell. Abbott was one of the first three Black British MPs in the House of Commons; Bernie Grant and Paul Boateng were elected alongside her at the same election.
During the 1987–92 Parliament, Bernard Weatherill was the Speaker, Margaret Thatcher and John Major served as Prime Minister, and Neil Kinnock served as Leader of the Opposition. This Parliament was dissolved on 23 March 1992.
These representative diagrams show the composition of the parties in the 1987 general election.
Note: The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru sit together as a party group, while Sinn Féin has not taken its seats. This is not the official seating plan of the House of Commons, which has five rows of benches on each side, with the government party to the right of the Speaker and opposition parties to the left, but with room for only around two-thirds of MPs to sit at any one time.
|SDP-Liberal Alliance||22 (5 + 17)|
|Ulster Unionist Party||9|
|Social Democratic and Labour Party||3|
|Democratic Unionist Party||3|
|Scottish National Party||3|
|Ulster Popular Unionist Party||1|
|Notional government majority||102|
|Effective government majority||110|
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