List of MPs elected in the 1992 United Kingdom general election
Notable newcomers to the House of Commons included Gyles Brandreth, Sebastian Coe, Iain Duncan Smith, John Denham, Angela Eagle, Liam Fox, Geoff Hoon, Cynog Dafis, John Hutton, Glenda Jackson, Tessa Jowell, Elfyn Llwyd, Peter Mandelson, David Lidington, and Bob Ainsworth.
During the 1992–97 Parliament, Betty Boothroyd was the Speaker, John Major served as Prime Minister, and Neil Kinnock, John Smith, Margaret Beckett, and Tony Blair served as Leader of the Opposition. This Parliament was dissolved on 8 April 1997.
These representative diagrams show the composition of the parties in the 1992 general election.
Note: The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru sit together as a party group. 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.
|Ulster Unionist Party||9|
|Social Democratic and Labour Party||4|
|Democratic Unionist Party||3|
|Scottish National Party||3|
|Ulster Popular Unionist Party||1|
|Notional government majority||21|
|Effective government majority||46|
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See the list of United Kingdom by-elections.
Two seats were vacant when Parliament was dissolved preparatory to the 1997 general election:
- Meriden: Iain Mills (Con) died 13 January 1997
- Don Valley: Martin Redmond (Lab) died 16 January 1997
One further MP died prior to the 1997 general election (who was standing down due to health problems, incidentally) during the period in which parliament was dissolved:
- North Dorset: Nicholas Baker (Con) died 25 April 1997
- 1995 Alan Howarth (Stratford-on-Avon) defects from Con to Lab.
- 1995 Emma Nicholson (Devon West and Torridge) defects from Con to Lib Dem.
- 1996 Peter Thurnham (Bolton North East) defects from Con to Lib Dem, with eight months as an independent.
- March 1997 George Gardiner (Reigate) defects from Con to Referendum Party.