Labour Party and Scotland 1900 to 1979

Labour Party and Scotland 1900 to 1979

Support for the Labour Party in Scotland could have only been at the expense of the Liberal Party in Scotland. As the working class in Scotland became more politicised, so the Labour Party prospered. Miners and steel workers formed the backbone of support for the Labour Party between 1900 and 1979 and Scotland became a heartland of Labour support.

 

1906:  16,897 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1910 (Jan): 37,852 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1910 (Dec): 24,633 votes; 3 MPís elected

 

1918: 265,744 votes; 6 MPís elected *

 

1922: 501,254 votes; 12 MPís elected

 

1923: 532,450 votes; 34 MPís elected

 

1924: 697,146 votes; 26 MPís elected

 

1929: 937,300 votes; 36 MPís elected

 

1931: 696,248 votes; 7 MPís elected~

 

1935: 863,789 votes; 20 MPís elected~

 

1945: 1,144,310 votes; 37 MPís elected

 

1950: 1,259,410 votes; 37 MPís elected

 

1951: 1,330,244 votes; 35 MPís elected

 

1955: 1,188,058 votes; 34 MPís elected

 

1959: 1,245,255 votes; 38 MPís elected

 

1964: 1,283,667 votes; 43 MPís elected

 

1966: 1,273,916 votes; 46 MPís elected

 

1970: 1,197,068 votes; 44 MPís elected

 

1974 (Feb): 1,057,601 votes; 40 MPís elected

 

1974 (Oct): 1,000,581 votes; 41 MPís elected

 

1979: 1,211,455 votes; 44 MPís elected

 

* = Excludes ĎCouponí Labour (39,715 votes/3 MPís)

 

~ = Excludes National Labour support

 

Elections 1832 to 1979

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"Labour Party and Scotland 1900 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2006. Web.






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