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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general elections

This is a list of United Kingdom general elections since 1802. For by-election results see List of UK by-elections. For information on UK elections in general, see Elections in the United Kingdom. --69. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... This is a list of UK by-elections, with the names of the incumbent and victor and their respective parties. ... The United Kingdom has five distinct types of elections: general, local, regional, European and mayoral. ...


Election results

The right to vote was severely restricted at first, and that universal suffrage on an equal basis for men and women over the age of 21 was not established until 1929. Until 1918, general elections did not occur on a single day and polling was spread over several weeks. The date given in the table before 1918 is the date Parliament assembled after the election which could be in the year after the general election. This page provides an overview of United Kingdom General Election results since 1922. ...

Election Date Consequent Prime Minister(s) Party Majority
1802 (MPs) 22 July 1802 Henry Addington
William Pitt the Younger
Tory
1806 (MPs) 17 November 1806 The Lord Grenville Whig
1807 (MPs) The Duke of Portland
Spencer Perceval
The Earl of Liverpool
Tory
1818 (MPs) The Earl of Liverpool Tory
1820 (MPs) 16 January 1821 The Earl of Liverpool Tory
1826 (MPs) 19 June 1826 The Earl of Liverpool
George Canning
The Viscount Goderich
The Duke of Wellington
Tory
1830 (MPs) 9 August 1830 The Earl Grey Whig
1831 (MPs) 25 July 1831 The Earl Grey Whig
At this point, the Reform Act 1832 gave suffrage to propertied
male adults and disenfranchised almost all of the rotten boroughs.
1832 (MPs) 29 January 1833 The Earl Grey
The Viscount Melbourne
Robert Peel
Whig
1835 (MPs) 19 February 1835 The Viscount Melbourne Whig
1837 (MPs) 15 November 1837 The Viscount Melbourne Whig
1841 (MPs) 19 August 1841 Robert Peel Conservative
1847 (MPs) 9 August 1847 Lord John Russell Whig
1852 (MPs) 4 November 1852 The Earl of Derby
The Earl of Aberdeen
Peelite
1857 (MPs) 30 April 1857 The Viscount Palmerston Liberal
1859 (MPs) 31 May 1859 The Viscount Palmerston Liberal
1865 (MPs) 1 February 1866 The Earl Russell
The Earl of Derby
Benjamin Disraeli
Liberal
At this point, the Reform Act 1867 significantly widened the suffrage
and disenfranchised more smaller boroughs.
1868 (MPs) 10 December 1868 William Ewart Gladstone
1874 (MPs) 5 March 1874 Benjamin Disraeli Conservative
1880 (MPs) 29 April 1880 William Ewart Gladstone Liberal
At this point, the Representation of the People Act 1884 extended the
borough franchise of 1867 to the counties, increasing the electorate
to about 5,500,000 men.
1885 (MPs) 12 January 1886 The Marquess of Salisbury
William Ewart Gladstone
1886 (MPs) 5 August 1886 The Marquess of Salisbury Conservative
1892 (MPs) 4 August 1892 William Ewart Gladstone
The Earl of Rosebery
Liberal
1895 (MPs) 12 August 1895 The Marquess of Salisbury Conservative
1900 (MPs) 3 December 1900 The Marquess of Salisbury
Arthur Balfour
Conservative
1906 (MPs) February 13, 1906 Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Herbert Henry Asquith
Liberal
January 1910 (MPs) 15 February 1910 Herbert Henry Asquith Liberal
December 1910 (MPs) 31 January 1911 Herbert Henry Asquith
David Lloyd George
Liberal
At this point, the Representation of the People Act 1918 gave suffrage
to most of the adult population (men over 21, women over 30).
1918 (MPs) 14 December 1918 David Lloyd George Liberal (Coalition Government) 238
1922 (MPs) 15 November 1922 Andrew Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
Conservative 74
1923 (MPs) 6 December 1923 James Ramsay MacDonald Labour −98
1924 (MPs) 29 October 1924 Stanley Baldwin Conservative 210
At this point, the Representation of the People Act 1928 gave Universal suffrage
to the adult population over 21.
1929 (MPs) 30 May 1929 James Ramsay MacDonald Labour −42
1931 (MPs) 27 October 1931 James Ramsay MacDonald National Labour (National Government) 492
1935 (MPs) 14 November 1935 Stanley Baldwin
Neville Chamberlain
Winston Churchill
Conservative (National Government) 242
1945 (MPs) 5 July 1945 Clement Attlee Labour 146
At this point, the Representation of the People Act 1948 abolished plural voting, university constituencies and the few remaining two member constituencies.
1950 (MPs) 23 February 1950 Clement Attlee Labour 5
1951 (MPs) 25 October 1951 Sir Winston Churchill Conservative 17
1955 (MPs) 26 May 1955 Sir Anthony Eden
Harold Macmillan
Conservative 54
1959 (MPs) 8 October 1959 Harold Macmillan
Sir Alec Douglas-Home
Conservative 100
1964 (MPs) 15 October 1964 Harold Wilson Labour 5
1966 (MPs) 31 March 1966 Harold Wilson Labour 96
At this point, the Representation of the People Act 1969 gave suffrage
to the adult population over 18.
1970 (MPs) 18 June 1970 Edward Heath Conservative 31
February 1974 (MPs) 28 February 1974 Harold Wilson Labour −33
October 1974 (MPs) 10 October 1974 Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Labour 3
1979 (MPs) 3 May 1979 Margaret Thatcher Conservative 43
1983 (MPs) 9 June 1983 Margaret Thatcher Conservative 144
1987 (MPs) 11 June 1987 Margaret Thatcher
John Major
Conservative 102
1992 (MPs) 9 April 1992 John Major Conservative 21
1997 (MPs) 1 May 1997 Tony Blair Labour 179
2001 (MPs) 7 June 2001 Tony Blair Labour 167
2005 (MPs) 5 May 2005 Tony Blair Labour 66

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This United Kingdom general election was held on October 8, 1959, and marked a third successive victory for the ruling Conservative party, led by Harold MacMillan. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom at the general election of 1959, for the 42nd Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, OM, PC (10 February 1894–29 December 1986), nicknamed Supermac and Mac the Knife, was a British Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963. ... Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel KT1 (July 2, 1903 - October 9, 1995), known from 1951 to 1963 as the 14th Earl of Home, was a British politician, and served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a year from October 1963 to October 1964. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1964 result was a very slim majority for the Labour Party, of 4, and led to their first government since 1951. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom at the general election of 1964, for the 43rd Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent and successful British politicians of the 20th Century. ... The UK general election in 1966 was called by Harold Wilson because his government, elected in the 1964 election, had an unworkably small majority. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom at the general election of 1966, for the 44th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent and successful British politicians of the 20th Century. ... The Representation of the People Act 1969 increased suffrage to 18 year olds. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1970 was held on June 18, 1970, and resulted in a surprise loss of power for Labour under Harold Wilson, who was replaced as Prime Minister by the Conservative leader, Edward Heath. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1970, for the 45th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), soldier and politician, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. ... The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in February 1974, for the 46th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent and successful British politicians of the 20th Century. ... The UK general election of October 1974 took place on October 10, 1974. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in October 1974, for the 47th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was one of the most prominent and successful British politicians of the 20th Century. ... The Right Honourable Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (March 27, 1912 – March 26, 2005), was Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979. ... Margaret Thatcher James Callaghan David Steel The UK general election, 1979 was held on May 3, 1979 and is regarded as a pivotal point in 20th century British politics. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1979 in the 1979 general election, for the 48th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... May 3 is the 123rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) is a British politician and the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a position she held from 1979 to 1990. ... The UK general election, 1983 was held on June 9, 1983 and gave the Conservatives and Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1983 in the 1983 general election, for the 49th Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ... The UK general election, 1987 was held on June 11, 1987 and was the third victory in a row for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1987 in the 1987 general election, for the Fiftieth Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ... The Right Honourable Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a senior British politician who served in the cabinets of Margaret Thatcher as Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer before succeeding Thatcher as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to... The UK general election, 1992 was held on April 9, 1992, and was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservatives. ... This is a list of members of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom in the 1992 general election, for the Fifty First Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Sir John Major, KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 - 1997. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... This is a list of MPs elected to the House of Commons at the United Kingdom general election, 1997, arranged by constituency. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and MP for Sedgefield. ... Tony Blair William Hague Charles Kennedy The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... This is a list of MPs elected to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Third Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2001, arranged by constituency. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and MP for Sedgefield. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and MP for Sedgefield. ... In Parliamentary systems, a hung parliament is one in which no one political party has an outright majority. ...

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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The election to the 2nd Parliament of the United Kingdom was the first to be held after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland (as the 1801-1802 Parliament was composed of members elected to the former Parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland). ... The election to the 3rd Parliament of the United Kingdom was the second general election to be held after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. ... The election to the 4th Parliament of the United Kingdom was the third general election to be held after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. ... The election to the 5th Parliament of the United Kingdom was the fourth general election to be held after the Union of Great Britain and Ireland. ... The 1818 UK general election saw the Whigs gain a few seats, but the Tories under the Earl of Liverpool retained a majority of around 90 seats. ... The 1820 UK general election, held shortly after the Radical War in Scotland and the Cato Street Conspiracy. ... The 1826 UK general election saw the Tories under the Earl of Liverpool win a substantial an increased majority over the Whigs. ... The 1830 UK general election, fought in the aftermath of the Swing Riots, saw electoral reform as a major election issue. ... The 1831 UK general election, the last before the Reform Act of 1832, saw electoral reform as the major election issue. ... The 1832 UK general election, the first after the Reform Act, saw the Whigs win a large majority, with the Tories winning less than 30% of the vote. ... The 1835 UK general election saw Robert Peels Conservatives make large gains from their low of the 1832 election, but the Whigs maintained a large majority. ... The 1837 UK general election saw Robert Peels Conservatives close further on the position of the Whigs, who won their third election of the decade. ... The 1841 UK general election saw a big swing as Robert Peels Conservatives took control of the House of Commons. ... The 1847 UK general election saw candidates calling themselves Conservatives win the most seats, in part because they won a number of uncontested seats. ... The 1852 UK general election was very close, Lord John Russells Whigs again winning the popular vote, but once again Conservative candidates won a very slight majority. ... The 1857 UK general election saw the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, finally win a majority in the House of Commons as the Conservative vote fell significantly. ... The 1859 UK general election saw the Whigs, led by Lord Palmerston, hold their majority in a much enlarged House of Commons over the Earl of Derbys Conservatives. ... The 1865 UK general election saw the Liberals, led by Lord Palmerston, increase their large majority over the Earl of Derbys Conservatives. ... The 1868 UK general election was the first after passage of the Reform Act 1867, which enfranchised all male householders, thus greatly increasing the number of men who could vote in elections in the United Kingdom. ... The 1874 UK general election ended with the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, winning a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraelis Conservatives winning the majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats. ... In the UK general election of 1880, also known as the Midlothian Campaign, the Liberals, led by the fierce oratory of retired former Liberal leader William Gladstone in attacking the supposedly immoral foreign policy of the Beaconsfield government, secured one of their largest ever majorities, leaving the Conservatives a distant... The 1885 UK general election was from the 24th November - 18th December 1885. ... The 1886 UK general election took place from July 1-27, 1886. ... The 1892 UK general election was held from 4th - 26th July 1892. ... The UK general election of 1895 was held from 13th July - 7th August 1895. ... The UK general election of 1900 was from 25th September - 24th October 1900. ... The UK general election of 1906 was from 12th January – 8th February 1906. ... The UK general election of January 1910 was held from 15th January – 10th February 1910. ... The UK general election of December 1910 was the last held over several days, from 3rd – 19th December 1910. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1918 held on 14th December 1918, after the Representation of the People Act 1918. ... The UK general election of 1922 was held on 15th November 1922. ... The UK general election of 1923 was held on 5th December 1923. ... The 1924 UK general election was held on 29th October 1924. ... The 1929 UK general election was held on 30th May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament. ... The UK general election on Tuesday 27 October 1931 was the last in the United Kingdom not held on a Thursday. ... Stanley Baldwin Clement Attlee The UK general election held on 14th November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin. ... Clement Attlee Winston Churchill The United Kingdom General Election of 1945 held on 5 July 1945 but not counted and declared until 26 July 1945 (due to the time it took to transport the votes of those serving overseas) was one of the most significant general elections of the 20th... The United Kingdom general election in 1950 was the first general election ever after a full term of a Labour government. ... The 1951 election was held soon after the UK general election, 1950, which Labour won, but with an unworkable majority. ... The 1955 United Kingdom general election was held on May 26, 1955, four years after the previous general election. ... This United Kingdom general election was held on October 8, 1959, and marked a third successive victory for the ruling Conservative party, led by Harold MacMillan. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1964 result was a very slim majority for the Labour Party, of 4, and led to their first government since 1951. ... The UK general election in 1966 was called by Harold Wilson because his government, elected in the 1964 election, had an unworkably small majority. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1970 was held on June 18, 1970, and resulted in a surprise loss of power for Labour under Harold Wilson, who was replaced as Prime Minister by the Conservative leader, Edward Heath. ... The UK general election of February 1974 was held on February 28, 1974. ... The UK general election of October 1974 took place on October 10, 1974. ... Margaret Thatcher James Callaghan David Steel The UK general election, 1979 was held on May 3, 1979 and is regarded as a pivotal point in 20th century British politics. ... The UK general election, 1983 was held on June 9, 1983 and gave the Conservatives and Margaret Thatcher the most decisive election victory since that of Labour in 1945. ... The UK general election, 1987 was held on June 11, 1987 and was the third victory in a row for Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives. ... The UK general election, 1992 was held on April 9, 1992, and was the fourth victory in a row for the Conservatives. ... The UK general election, 1997 was held on 1 May 1997. ... Tony Blair William Hague Charles Kennedy The UK general election, 2001 was held on 7 June 2001 and was dubbed the quiet landslide by the media. ... The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... Under the provisions of the Parliament Act 1911, the next United Kingdom general election must be held on or before 3 June, 2010. ...

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United Kingdom general elections - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (295 words)
This is a list of United Kingdom general elections since 1802.
Until 1918, general elections did not occur on a single day and polling was spread over several weeks.
The date given in the table before 1918 is the date Parliament assembled after the election which could be in the year after the general election.
Elections in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4222 words)
It is relatively easy to stand for election as an independent candidate, although wins are very rare and usually involve special circumstances (for example Martin Bell's 1997 victory against the discredited Conservative MP Neil Hamilton was aided by the major parties standing aside and not contesting the election).
United Kingdom general elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected.
In years with a general election it is usual practice to hold both general and local elections on the same day.
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