Polling day in the 1992 general election

John Major secures a fourth consecutive victory for the Conservatives. For the Liberal Democrats a poll of 17.8% and 20 seats was something of a disappointment given that the party had run an energetic and effective campaign, however the closeness of the campaign between Labour and the Conservatives led to a third party squeeze. The party lost its three by-election gains from the previous parliament and lost Southport and Brecon & Radnor to the Conservatives and Ceredigion & Pembroke North to Plaid Cymru. In return it gained four seats from the Conservatives – Bath, Cheltenham, North Cornwall and North Devon.