The support for the Labour Party in England was invariably at the expense of support for the Liberal Party in England. As Labour’s support rose, support for the Liberal’s fell. The real boost to Labour in England came in 1918 at the end of World War One.

 

1900: 53,100 votes; 1 MP elected

 

1906: 288,285 votes; 26 MP’s elected

 

1910 (Jan): 403,358 votes; 33 MP’s elected

 

1910 (Dec): 300,142 votes; 34 MP’s elected

 

1918: 1,811,739 votes; 42 MP’s elected*

 

1922: 3,370,430 votes; 95 MP’s elected

 

1923: 3,549,888 votes; 138 MP’s elected

 

1924: 4,467,236 votes; 109 MP’s elected

 

1929: 6,850,738 votes; 226 MP’s elected

 

1931: 5,464,425 votes; 29 MP’s elected~

 

1935: 7,054,050 votes; 166 MP’s elected~

 

1945: 9,972,519 votes; 331 MP’s elected

 

1950: 11,050,966 votes; 251 MP’s elected

 

1951: 11,630,467 votes; 233 MP’s elected

 

1955: 10,355,892 votes; 216 MP’s elected

 

1959: 10,085,097 votes; 193 MP’s elected

 

1964: 9,982,360 votes; 246 MP’s elected

 

1966: 10,886,408 votes; 286 MP’s elected

 

1970: 10,131,555 votes; 217 MP’s elected

 

1974 (Feb): 9,842,468 votes; 237 MP’s elected

 

1974 (Oct): 9,695,051 votes; 255 MP’s elected

 

1979: 9,525,280 votes; 203 MP’s elected

 

* = Excludes ‘Coupon’ Labour (39,715 votes/3 MP’s)

 

~ = Does not include votes for National Labour

 

Elections 1832 to 1979