Results and Analysis April 1992

General Election, 9th April 1992:
The final number of seats won by the parties was:

651 seats
Con 336 (-39);   Lab 271 (+42);   LibDem 20 (-2);   Plaid 4 (+1);   SNP 3 ( - );   Official U 9( - )  Others 8 (-1)
Conservatives have an overall majority of 21

There is a breakdown of seats by region

Full results for each constituency

The total electorate was 43,249,721 of whom 33,612,733 voted - a turnout of 77.72%
The average electorate size was 66,435.82. In Conservative won seats the average was 71,063.99, Labour 61,554.36, LibDem 58,803.75, Plaid Cymru 49,618.25, and SNP 63,766.00.

 ElectorateTotal VoteTurnout
England36,041,51628,147,28978.10%
Northern Ireland1,125,143785,09369.78%
Scotland3,888,0332,931,55575.40%
Wales2,195,0291,748,79679.67%

Total43,249,72133,612,73377.72%

Approximately 96 'parties', including various sorts of independent, stood in the election - see the full list for details. The three major parties between them accounted for 94.17% of the votes cast. But the Conservative Party achieved its 51.61% of seats on the basis of support from 32.58% of the electorate. The list shows the percentage of votes obtained by each of the parties. 1,271 candidates lost their deposits.

A total of 2,948 candidates stood in the election. 21 candidates (20 Labour and 1 Unionist) obtained majorities that were more than 50% of the votes cast. The Conservatives, having taken 336 seats, came second in 248 seats. The Liberal Democrats came second in 154 seats. Labour came second in 192. There is a list of constituencies in order of percentage majority, together with separate lists for the three main parties in order of marginality. It is also interesting to note that in well over half the constituencies (60.06%) the winner had 50% or more of the votes cast, and there is a list of constituencies in order of the winner's percentage of votes cast. One issue that often interests people is what proportion of the electorate a winning candidate achieves. This is also included in this list. Turnout ranged from 53.88% in Peckham to 86.12% in Leicestershire North West. Constituencies are listed in order of turnout.

Transcripts are available of the Conservative and Labour party election television broadcasts

Copies of party election manifestos are available for the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties


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