General Election Results 1885-1979

General Election of 24th November - 18th December 1885

Electorate 5,708,030 (5,429,708 in contested seats); Turnout 81.2%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
L
C
N
Ind L
Ind L/Crf
Ind C
Ind L/Lab
Ind
Ind N
SLRL
Loy
SDF
2,071,868
1,869,560
299,178
55,652
16,551
12,599
8,232
6,570
2,889
2,359
1,869
657
47.4
43.4
6.8
1.3
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0

575
597
91
35
6
8
4
6
2
5
6
3
14
10
19
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
319
247
86
11
4
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
  Total4,374,984100.0
1,33843670

General Election of 1st July - 27th July 1886

Electorate 5,708,030 (3,734,832 in contested seats); Turnout 74.2%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
N
Ind L
Ind LU
1,417,627
1,244,683
94,050
1,247
544
51.4
45.1
3.4
0.1
0.0
+8.7
-2.2
-3.4
563
451
98
1
2
118
40
66
-
-
393
192
85
-
-
  Total2,758,151100.0
1,115224670

General Election of 4th July - 26th July 1892

Electorate 6,160,541 (5,614,202 in contested seats); Turnout 77.4%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
N
PN
Ind Lab
Ind C
Ind L
SUTCLP
  including SSF & SUTCLP
Ind N
SPLP
SDF
Ind
2,028,586
1,958,598
224,528
67,119
22,198
5,556
3,572
2,313
434
2,180
1,866
659
137
47.0
45.4
5.2
1.6
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-4.4
+0.2
+1.8
606
535
85
44
9
4
6
4
1
2
3
2
3
40
13
9
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
313
272
72
9
3
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total4,317,312100.0
1,30363670

General Election of 13th July - 7th August 1895

Electorate 6,330,519 (4,597,886 in contested seats); Turnout 78.4%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
N
PN
ILP
Ind L
Ind N
SDF
Ind L/Lab
Ind Lab
Ind
1,759,484
1,628,405
92,556
47,698
34,433
3,733
3,429
3,122
2,348
608
52
49.2
45.5
2.6
1.3
1.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
+2.2
+0.2
-2.6
-0.2



+0.1
589
445
77
26
28
4
2
4
2
1
2
132
11
42
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
411
177
70
12
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total3,575,868100.0
1,180189670

General Election of 1st October - 24th October 1900

Electorate 6,730,935 (4,369,284 in contested seats); Turnout 75.1%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
N
Lab
Ind N (H)
Ind C
Ind L
Ind
Ind N
SWRC
Ind LU
Ind Lab
1,637,683
1,469,500
57,576
41,900
20,064
13,713
6,423
4,800
3,642
3,107
1,855
433
50.2
45.0
1.8
1.3
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
+1.0
-0.5
-0.8
568
402
83
15
16
7
3
3
2
1
1
1
163
22
57
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
402
183
77
2
4
-
1
-
1
-
-
-
  Total3,262,696100.0
1,102243670

General Election of 12th January - 8th February 1906

Electorate 7,264,608 (6,347,660 in contested seats); Turnout 83.2%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
L
C & LU
Lab
N
Ind C (R)
Ind Lab
SDF
Ind C
SWRC
FT
Ind L/Lab
Ind
Ind N
Ind L
Ind LU
2,565,644
2,278,076
254,202
33,231
26,183
18,886
18,446
15,972
14,877
8,974
4,841
3,806
1,800
1,581
153
48.9
43.4
4.8
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
+3.9
-6.8
+3.6
-1.2




+0.2
528
557
50
84
9
7
8
9
5
5
1
3
3
3
1
27
13
-
73
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
397
156
29
82
2
1
-
1
-
-
1
-
1
-
-
  Total5,246,672100.0
1,273114670

General Election of 15th January - 10th February 1910

Electorate 7,694,741 (7,201,029 in contested seats); Turnout 86.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
Lab
N
O’B N
Ind N
S Dem P
Ind C
FT
Ind Lab
Ind L
SPP
2,919,236
2,712,511
435,770
74,047
23,605
16,533
13,479
11,772
11,553
9,936
5,237
756
46.8
43.5
7.0
1.2
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
+3.4
-5.4
+2.1
+0.6


-0.1
594
511
78
85
10
10
9
4
4
6
3
1
19
1
-
55
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
272
274
40
71
8
3
-
1
-
-
1
-
  Total6,234,435100.0
1,31575670

General Election of 3rd December - 19th December 1910

Electorate 7,709,981 (6,011,004 in contested seats); Turnout 81.6%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C & LU
L
Lab
N
O’B N
S Dem P
Ind C
Ind Lab
Ind L
SPP
Ind N
Ind
2,270,753
2,157,256
309,963
90,416
30,322
5,733
4,647
3,492
1,946
913
911
57
46.6
44.2
6.4
1.9
0.6
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.3
+0.7
-0.6
+0.7
+0.2
-0.1



+0.0
548
467
56
81
21
2
4
4
1
1
4
2
72
35
3
49
2
-
-
-
-
-
2
-
271
272
42
74
8
-
1
-
-
-
2
-
  Total4,876,409100.0
1,191163670

General Election of 14th December 1918

Electorate 21,392,322 (18,310,666 in contested seats); Turnout 57.2%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
  Co C
  Co L
  Co NDP
  Co Lab
  Co Ind
Coalition
Lab
L
C
  includes Lab U
SF
N
Ind Lab
Ind
Nat P
  NFDSS
  Ind NFDSS
  Ind NADSS
Silver Badge
Co-op
Ind C
Ind L
Agric
NDP
LRC
NSP
HLL
WP
BSP
Ind Dem
Ind N
SLP
SPP
Ind Prog
Ind Lab & Agric
CS
3,393,167
1,318,844
156,834
40,641
9,274
4,918,760
2,171,230
1,355,398
640,985
30,304
476,458
226,498
116,322
105,261
94,389
12,329
58,164
8,287
78,780
57,785
44,637
24,985
19,412
17,991
12,164
11,013
8,710
8,614
8,394
8,351
8,183
7,567
5,212
5,077
1,927
597
32.5
12.6
1.5
0.4
0.1
47.1
20.8
13.0
6.1
0.3
4.6
2.2
1.1
1.0
0.9
0.1
0.6
0.1
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

362
145
18
5
1
531
361
276
83
3
102
57
29
42
26
5
25
1
31
10
17
9
7
8
4
3
4
1
3
4
6
3
1
3
1
1
41
23
-
1
-
65
11
4
-
-
25
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
332
127
9
4
1
473
57
36
50
3
73
7
2
2
2
-
-
1
1
1
1
1
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total10,434,700100.0
1,623107707

General Election of 15th November 1922

Electorate 20,874,456 (18,927,762 in contested seats); Turnout 73.0%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C
Lab
L
NL
Ind C
Ind
N
Com
Agric
Ind Lab
Const
SPP
Ind L
Ind N
Ind Com
5,294,465
4,076,665
2,601,486
1,355,366
116,861
114,697
57,641
30,684
21,510
18,419
16,662
16,289
13,197
9,861
4,497
38.5
29.7
18.9
9.9
0.9
0.8
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0

482
414
334
151
20
15
4
5
4
4
1
1
3
1
2
42
4
6
4
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
344
142
62
53
3
3
3
1
-
1
1
1
1
-
-
  Total13,748,300100.0
1,44157615

General Election of 6th December 1923

Electorate 21,283,061 (19,621,367 in contested seats); Turnout 71.1%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C
Lab
L
N
Ind
Com
BLP
Ind Lab
Ind L
Const
Ind C
SPP
CP
5,286,159
4,267,831
4,129,922
54,157
36,802
34,258
22,255
17,331
16,184
15,500
15,171
12,877
570
38.0
30.7
29.7
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
-0.5
+1.0
+10.8
-0.0

+0.0





-0.0
536
427
457
4
6
4
1
4
3
1
1
1
1
35
3
11
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
258
191
158
3
2
-
-
-
1
-
-
1
1
  Total13,909,017100.0
1,44650615

General Election of 29th October 1924

Electorate 21,730,988 (20,654,552 in contested seats); Turnout 77.0%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C
Lab
L
Const
Com
SF
Ind
NI Lab
SPP
Ind L
Ind Lab
Ind C
N
7,418,983
5,281,626
2,818,717
185,075
51,176
34,181
25,206
21,122
14,596
3,241
1,775
517
-
46.8
33.3
17.8
1.2
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-
+8.8
+2.6
-11.9

+0.1


-0.0
-0.0
534
514
339
12
8
8
7
1
1
1
1
1
1
16
9
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
412
151
40
7
1
-
2
-
1
-
-
-
1
  Total15,856,215100.0
1,42832615

General Election of 30th May 1929

Electorate 28,854,748 (28,521,997 in contested seats); Turnout 76.3%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
C
Lab
L
Ind
Com
Ind C
SPP
N
Ind Lab
Ind L
NPS
PC
8,252,527
8,048,968
5,104,638
94,743
47,554
46,278
25,037
24,177
20,825
17,110
3,313
609
38.1
37.1
23.6
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
-8.7
+3.8
+5.8

-0.1

+0.0
590
569
513
11
25
8
1
4
4
2
2
1
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
-
-
260
287
59
4
-
-
1
3
1
-
-
-
  Total21,685,779100.0
1,7307615

General Election of 27th October 1931

Electorate 29,952,361 (27,130,119 in contested seats); Turnout 76.4%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
  C
  L
  NL
  N Lab
  Nat
National
  Lab
  ILP
  Ind Lab
Labour
L (Lloyd George)
N
Com
NP
Nat Ind
NPS
Ind Lab
SPP
Ind
LPP
Agric
Ind Nat
Ind L
PC
CW Land P
11,377,022
1,346,571
761,705
316,741
100,193
13,902,232
6,081,826
239,280
64,549
6,339,306
103,528
72,530
69,692
36,377
33,468
20,954
18,200
16,114
10,789
7,834
6,993
3,134
2,578
2,050
1,347
55.0
6.5
3.7
1.5
0.5
67.2
29.4
1.2
0.3
30.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+16.9
-17.0




-7.7


-6.5

+0.2
+0.1


+0.1

-0.0





+0.0
518
111
41
20
4
694
491
19
6
516
6
3
26
24
3
5
2
1
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
49
5
7
-
-
61
5
-
1
6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
470
32
35
13
4
554
46
3
3
52
4
2
-
-
2
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total20,693,475100.0
1,29267615

General Election of 14th November 1935

Electorate 31,374,449 (29,556,328 in contested seats); Turnout 71.1%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
  C
  NL
  N Lab
  Nat
National
Lab
L
ILP
N
Rep
Nat Ind
SNP
Ind C
Com
Ind
Ind Lab
LPP
Ind Prog
SCPGB
PC
Ind L
Agric
CS
10,025,083
784,608
321,028
53,189
11,183,908
7,984,988
1,414,010
136,208
50,747
46,715
33,527
29,517
27,721
27,117
17,113
14,867
6,677
6,421
3,642
2,534
2,525
1,771
1,480
47.8
3.7
1.5
0.3
53.3
38.0
6.7
0.7
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-7.2
+0.1
-0.0
-0.2
-13.9
+7.4
-0.3
-0.5
-0.1


+0.0

-0.2


-0.0


+0.0
515
44
20
4
583
552
161
17
2
3
2
8
2
2
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
23
3
-
-
26
13
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
387
33
8
1
429
154
21
4
2
-
2
-
-
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total20,991,488100.0
1,34840615

General Election of 5th-19th July 1945

Electorate 33,240,391 (33,110,662 in contested seats); Turnout 72.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
Lab
  C
  NL
  Nat
National
L
Ind
CW
Com
N
Nat Ind
Ind Lab
Ind C
ILP
Ind Prog
Ind L
SNP
PC
CWLP
Ind Nat
LPP
CP
Dem P
Agric
SPGB
Ind Soc
11,557,821
8,716,211
686,652
130,513
9,533,376
2,177,938
133,191
110,634
97,945
92,819
65,171
63,135
57,823
46,769
35,072
30,450
26,707
16,017
14,096
5,430
2,601
2,381
1,809
1,068
472
300
48.0
36.2
2.9
0.5
39.6
9.0
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+10.0
-11.6
-0.9
+0.3
-13.7
+2.3


+0.1
+0.3



-0.5


-0.0
+0.1


-0.0
603
559
49
10
618
306
38
23
21
3
13
7
6
5
7
3
8
7
1
4
1
1
5
1
1
1
2
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
393
197
11
2
210
12
8
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total24,073,025100.0
1,6833640

General Election of 23rd February 1950

Electorate 34,412,255 (34,271,754 in contested seats); Turnout 83.9%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
Lab
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
L
Com
N
Irish LP
Ind
Ind Lab
Ind C
SF
PC
Ind L
SNP
AP
ILP
Ind L & C
Nat Ind
MGC
SCPGB
Ind Soc
SPGB
13,266,176
11,507,061
985,343
12,492,404
2,621,487
91,765
65,211
52,715
50,299
26,395
24,732
23,362
17,580
15,066
9,708
5,084
4,112
1,551
1,380
613
551
485
448
46.1
40.0
3.4
43.4
9.1
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-1.9
+3.8
+0.6
+3.8
+0.1
-0.1
-0.2





-0.0

-0.1

-0.2





-0.0
617
564
55
619
475
100
2
2
15
6
3
2
7
2
3
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
-
2
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
315
282
16
298
9
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total28,771,124100.0
1,8682625

General Election of 25th October 1951

Electorate 34,919,331 (34,627,060 in contested seats); Turnout 82.6%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidatesUnopposedSeats
Lab
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
L
N
Irish LP
Com
Ind
PC
SNP
Ind C
ILP
BEP
AP
Ind Soc
13,948,883
12,660,061
1,058,138
13,718,199
730,546
92,787
33,174
21,640
19,791
10,920
7,299
5,904
4,057
1,643
1,340
411
48.8
44.3
3.7
48.0
2.6
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+2.7
+4.3
+0.3
+4.6
-6.6
+0.1
-0.1
-0.2

-0.0
-0.0

-0.0

-0.0
617
562
55
617
109
3
1
10
6
4
2
1
3
1
1
1
-
4
-
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
295
302
19
321
6
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total28,596,594100.0
1,3764625

General Election of 26th May 1955

Electorate 34,852,179; Turnout 76.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
Lab
L
SF
PC
Ind
Com
Irish LP
Ind Lab
SNP
ILP
12,468,778
842,113
13,310,891
12,405,254
722,402
152,310
45,119
43,791
33,144
16,050
15,322
12,112
3,334
46.6
3.1
49.7
46.4
2.7
0.6
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
+2.3
-0.6
+1.8
-2.4
+0.1

+0.1

+0.0
-0.1

+0.0
-0.0
579
45
624
620
110
12
11
8
17
1
2
2
2

324
21
345
277
6
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total26,759,729100.0
1,409
630

General Election of 8th October 1959

Electorate 35,397,304; Turnout 78.7%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
Lab
L
PC
SF
Com
SNP
NI Ind Lab
Ind C
Ind
FSL
Ind L
UM
Lan P
Nat Lab P
FP
ILP
SPGB
Alert P
12,985,081
765,794
13,750,875
12,216,172
1,640,760
77,571
63,415
30,896
21,738
20,062
14,118
7,492
4,886
4,473
2,821
1,889
1,685
1,189
923
899
788
46.6
2.7
49.4
43.9
5.9
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+0.0
-0.4
-0.4
-2.5
+3.2
+0.1
-0.3
-0.0
+0.0









-0.0

586
39
625
621
216
20
12
18
5
1
2
5
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

345
20
365
258
6
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total27,862,652100.0
1,536
630

General Election of 15th October 1964

Electorate 35,894,054; Turnout 77.1%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
Lab
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
L
Rep
PC
SNP
Com
Ind
Ind L
Rep LP
Ind C
BNP
INDEC
FP
Pat P
Loyalist
Ind Com
TCP
Agric
N Dem P
SPGB
WGP
B & CP
CS
12,205,808
11,676,512
326,130
12,002,642
3,099,283
101,628
69,507
64,044
46,442
18,677
16,064
14,678
6,459
3,410
1,534
1,112
1,108
1,046
899
709
534
349
322
318
310
265
44.1
42.2
1.2
43.4
11.2
0.4
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+0.3
-4.4
-1.6
-6.0
+5.3
+0.1
-0.0
+0.2
+0.1






-0.0






-0.0
628
611
19
630
365
12
23
15
36
20
4
1
5
1
2
1
2
3
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

317
298
6
304
9
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total27,657,148100.0
1,757
630

General Election of 31st March 1966

Electorate 35,957,245; Turnout 75.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
Lab
  C
  NL & C
Conservative
L
SNP
Rep
Com
PC
Ind
Rep LP
N
Ind L
BNP
Ind C
UM
Ind Lab
FP
N Dem P
NTP
ILP
SPGB
RA
Pat P
13,096,629
11,268,676
149,779
11,418,455
2,327,457
128,474
62,782
62,092
61,071
35,039
26,292
22,167
5,689
5,182
4,089
4,075
1,931
906
769
585
441
333
163
126
48.1
41.3
0.6
41.9
8.6
0.5
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+3.9
-0.9
-0.6
-1.5
-2.7
+0.2
-0.1
+0.1
-0.0

+0.0


+0.0



-0.0
+0.0


+0.0

-0.0
622
620
9
629
311
23
5
57
20
15
1
1
3
3
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

364
250
3
253
12
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total27,264,747100.0
1,707
630

General Election of 18th June 1970

Electorate 39,342,013; Turnout 72.0%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
C
Lab
L
SNP
PC
Unity
Ind
Com
Prot U
Rep LP
Ind Lab
Ind C
DP
N Dem P
NF
Nat DP
VNP
Ind L
WGP
MK
ILP
BM
IPP
SPGB
YIP
BCP
13,145,123
12,208,758
2,117,035
306,802
175,016
140,930
39,264
37,970
35,303
30,649
24,685
24,014
15,292
14,276
11,449
10,349
1,607
1,456
1,016
960
847
704
658
376
142
117
46.4
43.1
7.5
1.1
0.6
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+4.6
-4.9
-1.1
+0.6
+0.4


-0.1

+0.0



+0.0
+0.0





+0.0


+0.0
628
625
332
65
36
5
40
58
2
1
3
8
5
4
10
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1

330
288
6
1
-
2
-
-
1
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total28,305,534100.0
1,837
630

General Election of 28th February 1974

Electorate 39,753,863; Turnout 78.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
C
Lab
L
SNP
UU
PC
SDLP
PAUU
NF
VUPP
UDUP
Ind L
Com
Ind Lab
APNI
Ind
Unity
Ind Soc
NI Lab
Rep C
Dem Lab
Ind C
Ind Rep
People
WRP
SD
IDA
CPE
NIP
N Dem P
MK
IMG
BM
Ind SD
WR
Ind Dem
CFMPB
Nat Ind
JHNFP
11,872,180
11,645,616
6,059,519
633,180
232,103
171,374
160,437
94,301
76,865
75,944
58,656
38,437
32,743
26,892
22,660
18,180
17,593
17,300
17,284
15,152
14,780
11,451
5,662
4,576
4,191
2,646
1,976
1,419
1,373
1,161
850
716
711
661
521
386
234
229
203
37.9
37.2
19.3
2.0
0.7
0.5
0.5
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-8.5
-6.0
+11.9
+0.9

-0.1


+0.2

+0.1

-0.0



-0.4












-0.0
-0.0

-0.0
623
623
517
70
7
36
12
7
54
3
2
8
44
6
3
43
2
2
5
4
1
18
1
6
9
4
6
6
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1

297
301
14
7
7
2
1
-
-
3
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total31,321,982100.0
2,135
635

General Election of 10th October 1974

Electorate 40,072,970; Turnout 72.8%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
Lab
C
L
SNP
UU
PC
SDLP
NF
VUPP
UDUP
APNI
Ind Lab
Ind Rep
Rep C
UPNI
Com
Dem Lab
NI Lab
Ind
Ind UU
UDP
Ind C
CFMPB
WRP
Ind L
VPP
ICRA
People
CPE
ENP
UENP
CPI
MK
SPGB
11,457,079
10,462,565
5,346,704
839,617
256,065
166,321
154,193
113,843
92,262
59,451
44,644
33,317
32,795
21,633
20,454
17,426
13,714
11,539
8,812
4,982
4,810
4,559
4,301
3,404
3,277
2,690
2,381
1,996
1,320
1,115
793
540
384
118
39.3
35.8
18.3
2.9
0.9
0.6
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+2.1
-2.1
-1.0
+0.9
+0.1
+0.0
+0.0
+0.1
+0.1
+0.0
+0.1


+0.0
-0.2
-0.0
-0.0
-0.0




+0.0
-0.0



-0.0
-0.0
+0.0


-0.0
623
622
619
71
7
36
9
90
3
2
5
7
1
5
2
29
1
3
32
1
13
4
25
10
3
1
7
5
8
2
1
3
1
1

319
277
13
11
6
3
1
-
3
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total29,189,104100.0
2,252
635

General Election of 3rd May 1979

Electorate 41,095,649; Turnout 76.0%

PartyVotes%ChangeCandidates
Seats
C
Lab
L
SNP
UU
NF
PC
SDLP
APNI
UDUP
EP
UUUP
Ind UU
Ind Lab
IIP
Ind Rep
Ind
Com
SCLP
WRP
Rep C/TWP
Ind SDLP
UPNI
Ind C
NI Lab
MK
Dem Lab
WR
SU
Ind Dem
UCP
Ind L
Ind Soc
Wk P
NBP
FP
CFMPB
UENP
CNP
ENP
SPGB
13,697,923
11,532,218
4,313,804
504,259
254,578
191,719
132,544
126,325
82,892
70,975
39,918
39,856
36,989
27,953
23,086
22,398
19,531
16,858
13,737
12,631
12,098
10,785
8,021
4,841
4,411
4,164
3,785
3,098
2,834
1,087
1,033
1,023
770
767
717
531
518
238
227
142
78
43.9
36.9
13.8
1.6
0.8
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
+8.0
-2.3
-4.5
-1.3
-0.1
+0.2
-0.1
-0.1
+0.1
+0.0
+0.1






-0.0

+0.0
-0.0

-0.0

-0.0
+0.0
-0.0









-0.0
-0.0

-0.0
-0.0
622
623
577
71
11
303
36
9
12
5
53
2
1
12
4
1
62
38
3
60
7
1
3
7
3
3
2
7
10
5
2
2
2
2
2
2
6
2
1
1
1

339
269
11
2
5
-
2
1
-
3
-
1
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
  Total31,221,362100.0
2,576
635

Party Abbreviations

AbbreviationParty

AgricAgriculturist/Farmer’s Candidate
Alert PAlert Party
APAnti-Partition of Ireland League
APNIAlliance Party of Northern Ireland
BCPBritish Commonwealth Party
B & CPBritish and Commonwealth Party
BEPBritish Empire Party
BLPBelfast Labour Party
BMBritish Movement
BSPBritish Socialist Party
CConservative and Unionist Party
CFMPBCampaign for a More Prosperous Britain
CNPCornish National Party
CoCoalition
ComCommunist Party of Great Britain
ConstConstitutionalist
Co-opCo-operative Party
CPChristian Pacifist
CPECommunist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist)
CPICommunist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist)
CrfCrofter’s candidate
CSChristian Socialist
CWCommon Wealth
CW Land PCommonwealth Land Party
CWLPCommonwealth Labour Party
DemDemocratic Party
Dem LabLincoln Democratic Labour Association
Dem PDemocratic Party (Norman Leith-Hay-Clark, 1945)
DPDemocratic Party (Desmond Donnelly, 1969)
ENPEnglish National Party
EPEcology Party
FPFellowship Party
FSLFife Socialist League
FTFree Trader
HLLHighland Land League
ICRAIrish Civil Rights Association
IDAIndependent Democratic Alliance
IIPIrish Independence Party
ILPIndependent Labour Party
IMGInternational Marxist Group
IndIndependent (indicates unofficial candidates if placed before a party designation)
Ind N (H)Healyite Irish Nationalist (supporters of T.M. Healy)
INDECIndependent Nuclear Disarmament Election Committee
IPPIndependent Progressive Party
Irish LPIrish Labour Party (Dublin)
JHNFPJohn Hampden New Freedom Party
LLiberal Party
L/LabLiberal/Labour
LabLabour Party
Lab ULabour Unionist - candidate of the Ulster Unionist Labour Association
Lan PLancastrian Party
LoyIrish Loyalist
LoyalistLeague of Empire Loyalists
LPPLiverpool Protestant Party
LRCLabour Representative Committee (Belfast)
LULiberal Unionist
MGCMudiad Gweriniaethol Cymru (Welsh Republican Movement)
MKMebyon Kernow (Sons of Cornwall)
NIrish Nationalist
NADSSNational Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers
NatNational
Nat DPNational Democratic Party (Northern Ireland)
Nat IndNational Independent
Nat Lab PNational Labour Party
Nat PNational Party
NBPNew Britain Party
N Dem PNational Democratic Party (England)
NDPNational Democratic and Labour Party
NFNational Front
NFDSSNational Federation of Discharged and Demobilized Sailors and Soldiers
NI Ind LabNorthern Ireland Independent Labour Party
NI LabNorthern Ireland Labour Party
NIPNational Independence Party
NLNational Liberal (1922) or Liberal National (1931-1947)
NL & CNational Liberal and Conservative
N LabNational Labour
NPNew Party
NPSNational Party of Scotland
NSPNational Socialist Party
NTPNational Teenage Party
O’B NO’Brienite Irish Nationalist (supporters of W. O’Brien and the All for Ireland League)
Pat PPatriotic Party
PAUUPro-Assembly Ulster Unionist
PCPlaid Cymru (pronounced ‘Plide Cumree’ - Party of Wales)
PeoplePeople Movement
PNParnellite Irish Nationalist (supporter of C.S. Parnell)
ProgProgressive
Prot UProtestant Unionist Party
RARadical Alliance
RepIrish Republican
Rep CRepublican Clubs
Rep C/TWPRepublican Clubs/The Workers Party
Rep LPRepublican Labour Party
SCLPScottish Labour Party
SCPGBSocial Credit Party of Great Britain
SDCampaign for Social Democracy
S Dem PSocial Democratic Party (1907-1911)
SDFSocial Democratic Federation
SDLPSocial Democratic and Labour Party
SFSinn Féin (pronounced ‘Shin Fane’ - We Ourselves)
SLPSocialist Labour Party (1903-1980)
SLRLScottish Land Restoration League
SNPScottish National Party
SocSocialist
SPGBSocialist Party of Great Britain
SPLPScottish Parliamentary Labour Party
SPPScottish Prohibition Party
SSFScottish Socialist Federation
SUSocialist Unity
SUTCLPScottish United Trades Councils Labour Party
SWRCScottish Workers’ Representation Committee
TCPTrue Conservative Party
UCPUnited Country Party
UDPUnited Democratic Party
UDUPUlster Democratic Unionist Party
UENPUnited English National Party
UMUnion Movement
UnityOpposition Unity
UPNIUnionist Party of Northern Ireland
UUUlster Unionist
UUUPUnited Ulster Unionist Party
VNPVectis National Party
VPPVolunteer Political Party
VUPPVanguard Unionist Progressive Party
WGPWorld Government Party
Wk PWorker’s Party
WPWomen’s Party
WRWessex Regionalist
WRPWorkers’ Revolutionary Party
YIPYoung Ideas Party

Some notes

The figures given here for elections from 1885 to 1945 differ from those in F.W.S. Craig’s “British Electoral Facts” because they are adjusted for votes cast in the two-member seats. In addition, in the results for Ireland up to 1918, a series of discrepancies was found between F.W.S. Craig and Brian M. Walker’s “Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland”. The figures given here are those in Walker.

Alliances  Where several parties or individual candidates are in an electoral or political alliance they are grouped together. Notably among these are the Coalition Government in 1918, the National Government in 1931-1940, and the later alliance between Conservatives and National Liberals. In 1931, the Independent Labour Party was still officially part of the Labour Party but refused to accept the Standing Orders of the Parliamentary Labour Party; in addition, several Labour candidates were members of the ILP but sponsored by local parties.

Change %  No figures for vote change can be given for the 1922 general election because of the secession of the Irish Free State, and the existence of the Coalition in 1918.

Coalition  The figures given in 1918 for the Coalition are a serious underestimate because most non-Coalition Conservatives supported it, and 9 successful non-Coalition Liberals accepted the Coalition Liberal whip on election with others giving support on some occasions. Of the five Coalition Labour candidates, only two actually received a Coalition ‘Coupon’ and were official, but the other three were full supporters of the Coalition and had no Coalition candidate put up against them.

Constitutionalists  This label was used by a number of right-wing Liberals in the 1924 general election who wanted to distance themselves from the party’s temporary support for the Labour Government. Six of them (four of whom were elected) were official Liberal candidates, and six others (two of whom were elected) subsequently joined the Conservative Party.

Liberal Unionists  No attempt has been made to disaggregate the Conservative vote from the Liberal Unionist vote in 1886-1910, because information on which side of the Unionist grouping an individual candidate belonged is sometimes contradictory.

Number of Candidates  The number of people actually seeking election is in some cases lower than the total number of candidacies shown, because some candidates fought more than one seat.

Sinn Féin  Sinn Féin’s elected MPs do not take their seats in the House of Commons.

University Constituencies  These are included with the territorial constituencies in the vote totals.

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