1945 General Election

1945 General Election

The 1945 general election saw the Labour Party win its first full working majority that allowed it to govern the nation as it saw fit. Clement Atlee became Prime Minister and his time in power saw the National Health Service introduced along with a major development in the Welfare State.

 

England                                                        

                                                                        

C                       7,575,577      (37.0%)          159 MPís elected

Nat                    105,862         (0.5%)            1 MP elected

NL                     587,752         (2.7%)            7 MPís elected

Total*                8,269,191      (40.2%)          167 MPís elected

                                                                        

L                        1,913,917      (9.4%)            5 MPís elected

Lab                    9,972,519      (48.5%)          331 MPís elected

Com                  53,754           (0.3%)            1 MP elected

CW                    106,403         (0.5%)            1 MPís elected

ILP                     6,044              (0.0%)            0 MP elected

Others               217,192         (1.1%)            5 MPís elected

                                                                        

Wales                                                             

                                                                        

C                       241,380         (18.1%)          3 MPís elected

Nat                    11,306           (0.9%)            0 MP elected

NL                     64,043           (4.8%)            1 MP elected

Total*                316,729         (23.8%)          4 MPís elected

                                                                        

L                        198,553         (14.9%)          6 MPís elected

Lab                    779,184         (58.5%)          25 MPís elected

Com                  15,761           (1.2%)            0 MP elected

PC                     14,321           (1.1%)            0 MP elected

                                                                        

Scotland                                                       

                                                                        

C                       878,206         (37.4%)          24 MPís elected

NL                     85,937           (3.7%)            3 MPís elected

Total*                964,143         (41.1%)          27 MPís elected

                                                                        

L                        132,849         (%)                  0 MP elected

Lab                    1,144,310      (%)                  37 MPís elected

Com                  33,265           (%)                  1 MP elected

CW                    4,231              (%)                  0 MP elected

ILP                     40,725           (%)                  3 MPís elected

SNP                  30,595           (%)                  0 MP elected

                                                                        

N Ireland                                                       

                                                                        

C                       392,450         (53.7%)          8 MPís elected

Lab                    65,459           (11.4%)          0 MP elected

CWLP               14,096           (2.9%)            0 MP elected

N                        148,078         (18.8%)          2 MPís elected

Others               99,682           (13.2%)          2 MPís elected

                                                                        

Universities                                                  

                                                                        

C                       13,486           (11.7%)          3 MPís elected

Nat                    16,011           (13.8%)          1 MP elected

Total*                29,497           (25.5%)          4 MPís elected

                                                                        

L                        7,111              (6.1%)            1 MP elected

Lab                    6,274              (5.4%)            0 MP elected

PC                     1,696              (1.5%)            0 MP elected

Others               71,269           (61.5%)          7 MPís elected

                                                                        

 

Total UK

 

C                     9,101,099      (36.2%)          197 MPís elected

Nat                  133,179         (0.5%)            2 MPís elected

NL                   737,732         (2.9%)            11MPís elected

Total*              9,972,010      (39.6%)          210 MPís elected

                                                                      

L                     2,252,430      (9.0%)            12 MPís elected

Lab                 11,967,746    (48.0%)          393 MPís elected

Com               102,780         (0.4%)            2 MPís elected

CW                 110,634         (0.5%)            1 MP elected

CWLP            14,096           (0.1%)            0 MP elected

ILP                  46,769           (0.2%)            3 MPís elected

N                     148,078         (0.4%)            2 MPís elected

PC                  16,017           (0.1%)            0 MPís elected

SNP               30,595           (0.1%)            0 MPís elected

Others            434,040         (1.6%)            17 MPís elected

 

* = Coalition of Conservatives, National Liberals and National Party

 

C = Conservatives

 

L = Liberals

 

Lab = Labour

 

PC = Plaid Cymru

 

ILP = Independent Labour Party

 

SNP = Scottish National Party

 

CW = Commonwealth Party

 

CWLP = Commonwealth Labour Party (N. Ireland)

 

N = Irish Nationalists

 

Com = Communist Party

 

Nat = National Party


MLA Citation/Reference

"1945 General Election". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2006. Web.






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