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