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Labour Party votes 1900 to 1979

Labour Party votes 1900 to 1979

The Independent Labour Party gained votes in the 1895 election. But the newly named Labour Party first stood in 1900 and as the years progressed usually gained votes at the expense of the Liberal Party.

1900: 62,698 votes

1906: 321,663 votes

1910 (January): 505,657 votes

1910 (December): 371,802 votes

1918: 1,811,739 votes. This excludes 'coupon' Labour (39,715 votes)

1922: 4,237,349 votes

1923: 4,439,780 votes

1924: 5,489,087 votes

1929: 8,370,417 votes

1931: 6,649,630 votes. This excludes National Labour - 341,370 votes.

1935: 8,325,491 votes. This excludes National Labour - 339,811votes.

1945: 11,967,746 votes

1950: 13,266,176 votes

1951: 13,948,883 votes

1955: 12,405,254 votes

1959: 12,216,172 votes

1964: 12,205,808 votes

1966: 13,096,629 votes

1970: 12,208,758 votes

1974 (February): 11,645,616 votes

1974 (October): 11,457,079 votes

1979: 11,532,218 votes

Number of MP's

% of votes won

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