Labour Party support in Wales 1900 to 1979

Labour Party support in Wales 1900 to 1979

Support for the Labour Party in Wales from 1900 onwards could have only been at the expense of the Liberal Party in Wales. As the working class in South Wales 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 South Wales became a heartland of Labour support.

 

1900: 9,598 votes; 1 MP elected

 

1906: 11,865 votes; 1 MP elected

 

1910 (Jan): 60,496 votes; 5 MPís elected

 

1910 (Dec): 47,027 votes; 5 MPís elected

 

1918: 163,055 votes; 9 MPís elected

 

1922: 363,568 votes; 18 MPís elected

 

1923: 355,172 votes; 19 MPís elected

 

1924: 320,397 votes; 16 MPís elected

 

1929: 577,554 votes; 25 MPís elected

 

1931: 479,547 votes; 16 MPís elected~

 

1935: 395,830 votes; 18 MPís elected~

 

1945: 779,184 votes; 25 MPís elected

 

1950: 887,984 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1951: 925,848 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1955: 825,690 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1959: 841,450 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1964: 837,022 votes; 28 MPís elected

 

1966: 863,692 votes; 32 MPís elected

 

1970: 781,941 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1974 (Feb): 745,547 votes; 24 MPís elected

 

1974 (Oct): 761,447 votes; 23 MPís elected

 

1979: 795,493 votes; 22 MPís elected

 

~ = Excludes votes for National Labour in Wales

 

Elections 1832 to 1979


MLA Citation/Reference

"Labour Party support in Wales 1900 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2006. Web.






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