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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general election, 1950
%20%20%20%20The%20British%20general%20election%20of%201945%20held%20on%20%20%20July%205th%20%20%201945%20but%20not%20counted%20and%20declared%20until%20%20%20July%2026%2C%20%20%201945%20(due%20to%20the%20time%20it%20took%20to%20transport%20the%20votes%20of%20those%20serving%20overseas)%20was%20one%20of%20the%20most%20significant%20%20%20general%20elections%20of%20the%20%20%2020th%20century.%20... 1945 election
1950 election
1951 election

The %20%20%20The%20United%20Kingdom%20of%20Great%20Britain%20and%20Northern%20Ireland%20is%20a%20%20%20country%20in%20%20%20western%20Europe%2C%20and%20a%20member%20of%20the%20%20%20British%20Commonwealth%20and%20%20%20European%20Union.%20... United Kingdom general election in %20%20%20%20%20%20%20Events%20%20January%20%20January%205%20-%20US%20Senator%20Estes%20Kefauver%20introduces%20a%20resolution%20calling%20for%20examination%20of%20organized%20crime%20in%20the%20USA%20January%206%20-%20The%20United%20Kingdom%20recognizes%20the%20People%5Cs%20Republic%20of%20China.%20... 1950 was the first general election ever after a full term of a Labour government.


Labour got in with an unworkably slim majority (of 5), and were forced to call another general election in 1951.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
%20%20%20%20The%20Labour%20Party%20is%20a%20centre-left%20or%20social%20democratic%20political%20party%20in%20Britain%20(see%20British%20politics)%2C%20and%20one%20of%20the%20United%20Kingdom%5Cs%20three%20main%20political%20parties.%20... Labour 13,266,176 315 - 78 46.1
%20%20%20%20%20%20%20The%20new%20logo%20of%20the%20Conservative%20Party%20%20%20The%20Conservative%20Party%20is%20the%20largest%20centre%20right%20political%20party%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom.%20... Conservative 11,507,061 282 + 85 40.0
%20%20%20%20The%20Liberal%20Party%20was%20one%20of%20the%20two%20major%20British%20political%20parties%20from%20the%20early%2019th%20century%20until%20the%201920s%2C%20and%20a%20third%20party%20of%20varying%20strength%20and%20importance%20up%20to%201988%2C%20when%20it%20merged%20with%20the%20Social%20Democratic%20Party%20to%20form%20a%20new%20party%20which%20would%20become%20known%20as... Liberal 2,621,487 9 - 3 9.1
%20%20%20The%20National%20Liberals%2C%20also%20known%20as%20Liberal%20Nationals%2C%20were%20a%20political%20party%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom%20who%20broke%20away%20from%20the%20Liberal%20Party.%20... National Liberal 985,343 16 + 5 3.4
%20%20%20The%20Communist%20Party%20of%20Great%20Britain%20(CPGB)%20was%20a%20%20%20political%20party%20in%20the%20%20%20United%20Kingdom%2C%20which%20existed%20from%20%20%201920%20to%20%20%201991.%20%20%20... Communist 91,765 0 - 2 0.3
Irish Nationalist 65,211 2 - 2 0.2
%20%20%20The%20Irish%20Labour%20Party%20is%20the%20third%20largest%20political%20party%20in%20the%20Republic%20of%20Ireland.%20... Irish Labour 52,715 0   0.2
Independent 50,299 0   0.2
Independent Labour 26,395 0   0.1
Independent Conservative 24,732 0   0.1
-1... Sinn Féin 23,362 0   0.1
%20%20%20%20This%20article%20needs%20cleanup.%20... Plaid Cymru 17,580 0   0.0
Independent Liberal 15,066 1 - 1 0.1
%20%20%20In%20Scotland%2C%20the%20Scottish%20National%20Party%20(SNP)%20is%20a%20centre-left%20political%20party%20which%20favours%20Scottish%20independence.%20... SNP 9,708 0   0.0
Anti-Partition 5,084 0   0.0
%20%20%20The%20Independent%20Labour%20Party%20(ILP)%20was%20a%20former%20political%20party%20in%20the%20United%20Kingdom.%20... ILP 4,112 0 - 3 0.0

Total votes cast: 28,771,124. All parties with more than 2,000 votes shown. Conservative total includes %20%20The%20Ulster%20Unionist%20Party%20(UUP%2C%20sometimes%20referred%20to%20as%20the%20Official%20Unionist%20Party%20or%20OUP)%20is%20a%20political%20party%20in%20Northern%20Ireland%20representing%20the%20unionist%20community%2C%20and%20was%20the%20party%20of%20government%20in%20Northern%20Ireland%20between%201921%20and%201972.%20... Ulster Unionists.


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