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 MP’s elected

Nat                    105,862         (0.5%)            1 MP elected

NL                     587,752         (2.7%)            7 MP’s elected

Total*                8,269,191      (40.2%)          167 MP’s elected

 

L                        1,913,917      (9.4%)            5 MP’s elected

Lab                    9,972,519      (48.5%)          331 MP’s elected

Com                  53,754           (0.3%)            1 MP elected

CW                    106,403         (0.5%)            1 MP’s elected

ILP                     6,044              (0.0%)            0 MP elected

Others               217,192         (1.1%)            5 MP’s elected

 

Wales

 

C                       241,380         (18.1%)          3 MP’s elected

Nat                    11,306           (0.9%)            0 MP elected

NL                     64,043           (4.8%)            1 MP elected

Total*                316,729         (23.8%)          4 MP’s elected

 

L                        198,553         (14.9%)          6 MP’s elected

Lab                    779,184         (58.5%)          25 MP’s elected

Com                  15,761           (1.2%)            0 MP elected

PC                     14,321           (1.1%)            0 MP elected

 

Scotland

 

C                       878,206         (37.4%)          24 MP’s elected

NL                     85,937           (3.7%)            3 MP’s elected

Total*                964,143         (41.1%)          27 MP’s elected

 

L                        132,849         (%)                  0 MP elected

Lab                    1,144,310      (%)                  37 MP’s elected

Com                  33,265           (%)                  1 MP elected

CW                    4,231              (%)                  0 MP elected

ILP                     40,725           (%)                  3 MP’s elected

SNP                  30,595           (%)                  0 MP elected

 

N Ireland

 

C                       392,450         (53.7%)          8 MP’s elected

Lab                    65,459           (11.4%)          0 MP elected

CWLP               14,096           (2.9%)            0 MP elected

N                        148,078         (18.8%)          2 MP’s elected

Others               99,682           (13.2%)          2 MP’s elected

 

Universities   

 

C                       13,486           (11.7%)          3 MP’s elected

Nat                    16,011           (13.8%)          1 MP elected

Total*                29,497           (25.5%)          4 MP’s 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 MP’s elected

 

 

Total UK

 

C                     9,101,099      (36.2%)          197 MP’s elected

Nat                  133,179         (0.5%)            2 MP’s elected

NL                   737,732         (2.9%)            11MP’s elected

Total*              9,972,010      (39.6%)          210 MP’s elected

 

L                     2,252,430      (9.0%)            12 MP’s elected

Lab                 11,967,746    (48.0%)          393 MP’s elected

Com               102,780         (0.4%)            2 MP’s elected

CW                 110,634         (0.5%)            1 MP elected

CWLP            14,096           (0.1%)            0 MP elected

ILP                  46,769           (0.2%)            3 MP’s elected

N                     148,078         (0.4%)            2 MP’s elected

PC                  16,017           (0.1%)            0 MP’s elected

SNP               30,595           (0.1%)            0 MP’s elected

Others            434,040         (1.6%)            17 MP’s 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