UK General Election, 1945:

Party Vote and Lost deposits

170 candidates in single-member, non-university, seats plus 5 candidates in university seats secured less than 12.5% of the vosts cast and thus should have lost their £150 deposits (see list). However, The Times reported that 168 candidates lost their deposits, including 5 in university seats under STV. Although we agree on all the other parties, The Times reported that 64 Liberals lost their deposits, while my calculations suggest that this figure should be 72. There is a fuller discussion of the problem here.

PartyNumber of
candidates
Total Votes
(non-university)
% of Total Vote
achieved
Vote as % of
electorate
Vote as % of
Total Vote in
seats contested
University
vote
Number of
lost deposits
Total cost
Common Wealth23110634 0.44 0.3211.7716£2400
Communist21102780 0.41 0.3011.0310£1500
Conservative541867366034.7325.2739.75115635£750
Democratic Party51809 0.01 0.01 1.065£750
Ind51208929 0.84 0.6110.426805738£5700
Ind Conservative540948 0.16 0.1221.662£300
Ind Labour Party546679 0.19 0.1428.731£150
Ind Socialist1472 0.00 0.00 1.741£150
Ind Ulster Unionist146732 0.19 0.1440.370£0
Irish Nationalist3148078 0.59 0.4352.430£0
Labour6011195987247.8834.8449.7762742£300
Labour Ind350258 0.20 0.1540.9732121£150
Liberal3042244839 8.99 6.5417.48711172£10800
Liberal National51759884 3.04 2.2134.700£0
National16142906 0.57 0.4225.12160115£750
Scottish Nationalist830594 0.12 0.09 7.645£750
Ulster Unionist12392454 1.57 1.1454.5219230£0
Welsh Nationalist714751 0.06 0.04 5.3916967£1050

Total165824976279115847170£25500

Lost Deposits in the university seats were: Independents 5

The 25 candidates in university seats were:
Conservative 2
Independent 15
Labour 3 (inc 1 Labour Ind)
Liberal 2
National 1
Ulster Unionist 1
Welsh Nationalist 1

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Last Modified: 22 Oct 12
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