1950 General Election

1950 General Election

The 1950 general election saw the return to power of the Labour Party under the leadership of Clement Atlee. However, compared with the 1945 general election result, Atlee was working with a greatly reduced majority.

 

England                                                      

                                                                      

C                     10,499,392    (43.8%)          253 MPís elected

L                     2,248,127      (9.4%)            2 MPís elected

Lab                 11,050,966    (46.2%)          251 MPís elected

Com               55,158            (0.2%)            0 MP elected

Others            100,805         (0.4%)            0 MP elected

                                                                      

Wales                                                          

                                                                      

C                     418,668         (27.4%)          4 MPís elected

L                     193,090         (12.6%)          5 MPís elected

Lab                 887,984         (58.1%)          27 MPís elected

Com               9,048              (0.6%)            0 MP elected

PC                  17,580            (1.2%)            0 MP elected

                                                                      

Scotland                                                     

                                                                      

C                     1,222,010      (44.8%)          31 MPís elected

L                     180,270         (6.6%)            2 MPís elected

Lab                 1,259,410      (46.2%)          37 MPís elected

Com               27,559            (1.0%)            0 MP elected

SNP               9,708              (0.4%)            0 MP elected

Others            27,727            (1.0%)            1 MP elected

                                                                      

N. Ireland                                                    

                                                                      

C                     352,332         (62.7%)          10 MPís elected

Lab                 67,816            (12.1%)          0 MP elected

Irish LP           52,715            (9.4%)            0 MP elected

N                     65,211            (11.6%)          2 MPís elected

SF                  23,362            (4.2%)            0 MP elected

                                                                      

 

Total UK

 

C                     12,492,404    (43.4%)          298 MPís elected

L                     2,621,487      (9.1%)            9 MPís elected

Lab                 13,266,176    (46.1%)          315 MPís elected

Com               91,765           (0.3%)            0 MPís elected

Irish LP           52,715           (0.2%)            0 MP elected

N                     65,211           (0.2%)            2 MPís elected

PC                  17,580           (0.1%)            0 MP elected

SF                  23,362           (0.1%)            0 MP elected

SNP               9,708              (0.0%)            0 MP elected

Others            130,716         (0.5%             1 MP elected

 

C = Conservatives

 

L = Liberals

 

Lab = Labour

 

Com = Communist Party

 

Irish LP = Irish Labour Party

 

N = Irish Nationalist

 

PC = Plaid Cymru

 

SF = Sinn Fein

 

SNP = Scottish National Party

 

 

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"1950 General Election". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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