Liberal candidates 1832 to 1979

Liberal candidates 1832 to 1979

While there were only two major parties in British elections – the Liberal and Conservative parties – the Liberal Party was quite capable of putting up many hundreds of candidates at elections. However, the growth of the Labour Party undermined their support and the party split (1918 –1922) saw the party effectively politically implode and though the Liberal Party continued to put up candidates at elections, their political clout had gone.

 

1832: 636

 

1835: 538

 

1837: 506

 

1841: 389

 

1847: 393

 

1852: 487

 

1857: 506

 

1859: 466

 

1865: 515

 

1868: 600

 

1874: 489

 

1880: 499

 

1885: 572

 

1886: 449

 

1892: 532

 

1895: 447

 

1900: 402

 

1906: 536

 

1910: 511

 

1910*:  467

 

1918: 421

 

1922: 485

 

1923: 457

 

1924:339

 

1929: 513

 

1931: 117

 

1935: 161

 

1945: 306

 

1950: 475

 

1951: 109

 

1955: 110

 

1959: 216

 

1964: 365

 

1966: 311

 

1970: 332

 

1974: 517

 

1974**: 619

 

1979: 577

* = December

 

** = October

 

1832 to 1868: Liberal was more formally known as Whigs. The title ‘Liberal Party’ was officially adopted in 1868. However, from 1832 to 1868 many Whigs called themselves ‘Liberals’ because the term ‘Whig’ was too associated with the aristocracy


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"Liberal candidates 1832 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2014. Web.






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