The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1992Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Comments on a Hung Parliament – 6 April 1992

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on the possibility of a hung Parliament, made on 6th April 1992.


I take very seriously indeed the capacity of a Government to have a majority, so that when it speaks for Britain abroad in the European Community, and elsewhere, it knows that it can speak for what it believes to be the long-term interests of this country and not be looking over its shoulder as to whether a minority party or a hung parliament can bring the Government down in those particular negotiations.