Britain's new Prime Minister Tony Blair, waves to well wishers...

Britain's new Prime Minister Tony Blair, waves to well wishers in Downing Street, London, May 2, 1997. The upcoming general election on July 4, 2024, is widely expected to lead to a change of government for the first time in 14 years. In 1997, the Labour Party had been out of power for longer than it has been now - 18 years - and it was quite a turnaround when Labour, under the leadership of the youthful Tony Blair, won the May 1, 1997 general election by a landslide majority of 179 seats. Credit: AP/Max Nash

LONDON — Britain’s upcoming general election is widely expected to lead to a change of government for the first time in 14 years. Many analysts believe it will be one of the country’s most consequential elections since the end of World War II.

Ahead of the July 4 vote, The Associated Press takes a look back at other landmark U.K. elections since the war.

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