Average majority

Percentage vote

Year455051555964667074F74O7983879297010510
Cons40.2643.4447.9749.7449.3641.8440.4944.8937.7735.7343.8742.4442.2341.9330.6631.732.3636.05
Lab47.8846.1148.7846.2143.6843.7647.6542.6837.2239.2536.8527.5830.8434.3943.2140.735.1928.99
Lib8.999.112.552.725.8911.28.547.4719.3418.3213.8225.3822.5417.8516.7618.322.0523.03
Other2.871.340.71.331.073.23.314.955.676.75.464.604.395.839.379.310.411.93
vote share

Percentage of seats

Year455051555964667074F74O7983879297010510
Cons33.5947.6851.3654.7657.9448.0940.1751.1146.6143.4653.3961.0857.6951.6125.0425.230.6547.08
Lab61.7250.447.243.9740.9550.3257.6245.7247.5650.2442.232.1535.2341.6363.4362.554.9539.69
Lib1.881.440.960.950.951.431.90.952.22.051.733.543.393.076.987.99.68.77
Other2.810.480.480.320.160.160.312.223.634.252.673.233.693.694.554.404.84.46
seat share

Actual seats

Year455051555964667074F74O7983879297010510
Cons215298321345365303253322296276339397375336165166198306
Lab395315295277258317363288302319268209229271418412355258
Lib129666912614131123222046526257
Other1833211321423271721242430293128

The relationship between seats and parties


KEY:
Blue: Conservative (includes associates, where appropriate)
Red: Labour (includes Labour independents)
Orange: Lib / Alliance / LibDem
Gray: Others

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Party share of the votes and seats in UK General Elections since 1945

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© Richard Kimber
Last Modified: 22 Oct 12