Labour Party candidates 1900 to 1979

Labour Party candidates 1900 to 1979

The number of Labour candidates at elections obviously grew as the popularity of the Labour Party itself increased. However, the number of male candidates after 1918 greatly outnumbered female candidates despite the fact that the Representation of the People Act of 1918 had enfranchised women 30 years and over and with property qualifications.

 

1900: 15

 

1906: 50

 

1910: 78

 

1910*: 56

 

1918: 361

 

1922: 414

 

1923: 427

 

1924: 514

 

1929: 569

 

1931: 516

 

1935: 552

 

1945: 603

 

1950: 617

 

1951: 617

 

1955: 620

 

1959: 621

 

1964: 628

 

1966: 622

 

1970: 625

 

1974: 623

 

1974**: 623

 

1979: 623

 

* = December

 

** = October


MLA Citation/Reference

"Labour Party candidates 1900 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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