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General Elections

This page will summarise all the general elections since 1918 when (some) women were enfranchised.

The columns show:

Note that the counts only relate to the situation at the beginning of each parliament: by-elections might change the majorities.

Wikipedia details the by-elections: 1950-1979, 1979-2010, 2010-date.

General Elections

Date PM Maj Con Lab Lib (Dem) Other Total
7th May 2015 Cameron, 2015-16
May 2016-
Con +11 330+S 232 8 79 (56 SNP) 650
6th May 2010 Cameron (Con-LibDem coalition) C+LD +37 306+S 258 57 28 650
5th May 2005 Blair, Brown Lab +64 198 355+S 62 30 646
7th Jun 2001 Blair Lab +167 198 412+S 52 28 659
1st May 1997 Blair Lab +177 165 418+S 46 29 659
9th Apr 1992 Major Con +21 336 271 20 24 651
11th Jun 1987 Thatcher, Major Con +100 375+S 229 22 23 650
9th Jun 1983 Thatcher Con +144 397 209 23 21 650
3rd May 1979 Thatcher Con +43 339 268+S 11 16 635
10th Oct 1974 Wilson, Callaghan Lab +3 276+S 319 13 26 635
28th Feb 1974 Wilson minority govt. Lab -33 296+S 301 14 23 635
18th Jun 1970 Heath Con +30 330 287+S 6 6 630
31st Mar 1966 Wilson Lab +96 § 253 363+S 12 1 630
15th Oct 1964 Wilson Lab +4 § 303+S 317 9 0 630
8th Oct 1959 Macmillan, Home Con +100 § 365 258 6 1 630
26th May 1955 Eden, Macmillan Con +58 § 344+S 277 6 2 630
25th Oct 1951 Churchill, Eden Con +21 § 315 295 6 3 625
23rd Feb 1950 Attlee Lab +5 § 298 315 9 2+S 625
5th July 1945 Attlee Lab +150 § 214+S 395 12 18 640
Interrupted by WW2
1935              
1931              
1929              
1924              
1923              
1922              
1918              

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Sources
Wikipedia 1810-date, summary, 2015, 2010, 2005, 1922-2005
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