The number of people who voted for the Liberal Party declined greatly between 1900 to 1979 so that by 1979, the Liberal Party played a marginal part in British politics.

 

1900: 1,572,323 votes

 

1906: 2,751,057 votes

 

1910 January: 2,866,157 votes

 

1910 December: 2,293,869 votes

 

1918: Coalition Liberals = 1,396,590 votes

Liberal Party = 1,388,784 votes

 

1922: Liberal Party = 2,668,143 votes

National Liberals = 1,471,317 votes

 

1923: 4,301,481 votes

 

1924: 2,928,737 votes

 

1929: 5,308,738 votes

 

1931: National Liberals = 809,302 votes

Independent Liberals = 103,528 votes

 

1935: National Liberals = 866,354 votes

Liberal Party = 1,443,093 votes

 

1945: 2,252,430 votes

 

1950: 2,621,487 votes

 

1951: 730,546 votes

 

1955: 722 votes

 

1959: 1,640,760 votes

 

1964: 3,099,283 votes

 

1966: 2,327,457 votes

 

1970: 2,117,035 votes

 

1974 January: 6,059,519 votes

 

1974 October: 5,346,704 votes

 

1979: 4,313,804 votes