Liberal Party MP's 1900 to 1979

Liberal Party MP's 1900 to 1979

The number of Liberal Party MPís dropped drastically from 1900 to 1979 while there was invariably a corresponding rise in Labour MPís.

 

1900: 183 MPís elected

 

1906: 399 MPís elected

 

1910 January: 274 MPís elected

 

1910 December: 272 MPís elected

 

1918: Coalition Liberals = 127 MPís

           Liberal Party = 36 MPís

 

1922: Liberal Party = 62 MPís

           National Liberals = 53 MPís

 

1923: 158 MPís

 

1924: 40 MPís

 

1929: 59 MPís

 

1931: National Liberals = 35 MPís

           Independent Liberals = 4 MPís

 

1935: National Liberals = 33 MPís

           Liberal Party = 21 MPís

 

1945: 12 MPís

 

1950: 9 MPís

 

1951: 6 MPís

 

1955: 6 MPís

 

1959: 6 MPís

 

1964: 9 MPís

 

1966: 12 MPís

 

1970: 6 MPís

 

1974 January: 14 MPís

 

1974 October: 13 MPís

 

1979: 11 MPís

 

 

Note:

 

For 1918, 5 MPís in the 36 total for non-coalition Liberal MPís joined the coalition government. Of the remaining 31 MPís, a number were known to support the coalition but remained ďFree LiberalsĒ. In January 1919, ĎThe Timesí stated that there were only 14 Liberal MPís who consistently voted against the coalition government.

 

For 1935, two Liberal Party MPís out of the 21 supported the National Government and one of the two, R H Barneys (Bristol, North) accepted the National Governmentís whip in 1936.

 

For 1945, the government of Atlee had the support of 11 National Liberal MPís (737,732 votes) who are not included in the totals here.

 

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"Liberal Party MP's 1900 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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