Liberal Party and Wales 1832 to 1979

Liberal Party and Wales 1832 to 1979

Support for the Liberal Party in Wales stayed healthy until the Labour Party started to organise itself. The Conservative Partyís support stayed reasonably static in terms of the social class it attracted for support. However, in Wales the Liberal Party could not rely on the support of the working class after the Labour Party had taken root.

 

1832: 6,348 votes; 18 MPís elected

 

1835: 5,119 votes; 15 MPís elected

 

1837: 10,144 votes; 13 MPís elected

 

1841: 3,605 votes; 11 MPís elected

 

1847: 1,394 votes; 12 MPís elected

 

1852: 5,251 votes; 12 MPís elected

 

1857: 7,892 votes; 15 MPís elected

 

1859: 1,585 votes; 15 MPís elected

 

1865: 4,565 votes; 18 MPís elected

 

1868: 52,256 votes; 23 MPís elected

 

1874: 57,768 votes; 19 MPís elected

 

1880: 59,403 votes; 29 MPís elected

 

1885: 119,231 votes; 29 MPís elected

 

1886: 70,289 votes; 26 MPís elected

 

1892: 141,465 votes; 31 MPís elected

 

1895: 144,216 votes; 25 MPís elected

 

1900: 105,837 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1906: 128,461 votes; 32 MPís elected

 

1910 (Jan): 195,288 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1910 (Dec): 117,533 votes; 26 MPís elected

 

1918: 207,377 votes; 17 MPís elected *

 

1922: 74,996 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1923: 299,314 votes; 11 MPís elected

 

1924: 244,828 votes; 10 MPís elected

 

1929: 440,911 votes; 9 MPís elected

 

1931: 157,472 votes; 4 MPís elected**

 

1935: 157,091 votes; 6 MPís elected

 

1945: 198,553 votes; 6 MPís elected

 

1950: 193,090 votes; 5 MPís elected

 

1951: 116,821 votes; 3 MPís elected

 

1955: 104,095 votes; 3 MPís elected

 

1959: 78,951 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1964: 106,114 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1966: 89,108 votes; 1 MP elected

 

1970: 103,747 votes; 1 MP elected

 

1974 (Feb): 255,423 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1974 (Oct): 239,057 votes; 2 MPís elected

 

1979: 173,525 votes; 1 MP elected

 

* = Excludes non-Coupon Liberals (51,382 / 3 MPís)

 

** = Excludes National Liberals (75,717 / 4 MPís and Independent Liberals (71,539 / 4 MPís)

 

Elections 1832 to 1979

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"Liberal Party and Wales 1832 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2006. Web.






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