The support for the Conservative Party in Scotland from 1832 to 1979 remained tolerably sound. The working class in Scotland turned from the Liberal Party to the Labour Party. But those who gave their support to the Conservatives in Scotland stayed loyal and tended to build on previous electoral victories into the 1970’s.

 

1832: 9,752 votes; 10 MP’s elected

 

1835: 15,733 votes; 15 MP’s elected

 

1837: 18,569 votes; 20 MP’s elected

 

1841: 9,793 votes; 22 MP’s elected

 

1847: 3,509 votes; 20 MP’s elected

 

1852: 6,955 votes; 20 MP’s elected

 

1857: 4,060 votes; 14 MP’s elected

 

1859: 2,616 votes; 13 MP’s elected

 

1865: 4,305 votes; 11 MP’s elected

 

1868: 23,985 votes; 7 MP’s elected

 

1874: 63,197 votes; 18 MP’s elected

 

1880: 74,145 votes; 6 MP’s elected

 

1885: 151,137 votes; 8 MP’s elected

 

1886: 164,314 votes; 27 MP’s elected

 

1892: 209,944 votes; 19 MP’s elected

 

1895: 214,403 votes; 31 MP’s elected

 

1900: 237,217 votes; 36 MP’s elected

 

1906: 225,802 votes; 10 MP’s elected

 

1910 (Jan): 260,033 votes; 9 MP’s elected

 

1910 (Dec): 244,785 votes; 9 MP’s elected

 

1918: 358,469 votes; 4 MP’s elected *

 

1922: 379,396 votes; 13 MP’s elected

 

1923: 468,526 votes; 14 MP’s elected

 

1924: 688,299 votes; 36 MP’s elected

 

1929: 792,063 votes; 20 MP’s elected

 

1931: 1,056,768 votes; 48 MP’s elected

 

1935: 962,595 votes; 35 MP’s elected

 

1945: 964,143 votes; 27 MP’s elected

 

1950: 1,222,010 votes; 31 MP’s elected

 

1951: 1,349,298 votes; 35 MP’s elected

 

1955: 1,273,942 votes; 36 MP’s elected

 

1959: 1,260,287 votes; 31 MP’s elected

 

1964: 1,069,695 votes; 24 MP’s elected

 

1966: 960,675 votes; 20 MP’s elected

 

1970: 1,020,674 votes; 23 MP’s elected

 

1974 (Feb): 950,668 votes; 21 MP’s elected

 

1974 (Oct): 681,327 votes; 16 MP’s elected

 

1979: 916,155 votes; 22 MP’s elected

 

* = Includes both Conservative votes for ‘Coupon’ and ‘Non-Coupon’

 

1945 to 1966 included National Liberal support

 

Elections 1832 to 1979