Conservative Party support in Scotland 1832 to 1979

Conservative Party support in Scotland 1832 to 1979

The support for the Conservative Party in Scotland from 1832 to 1979 remained tolerably sound. The working class in Scotland turned from the Liberal Party to the Labour Party. But those who gave their support to the Conservatives in Scotland stayed loyal and tended to build on previous electoral victories into the 1970's.

 

1832: 9,752 votes; 10 MPís elected

 

1835: 15,733 votes; 15 MPís elected

 

1837: 18,569 votes; 20 MPís elected

 

1841: 9,793 votes; 22 MPís elected

 

1847: 3,509 votes; 20 MPís elected

 

1852: 6,955 votes; 20 MPís elected

 

1857: 4,060 votes; 14 MPís elected

 

1859: 2,616 votes; 13 MPís elected

 

1865: 4,305 votes; 11 MPís elected

 

1868: 23,985 votes; 7 MPís elected

 

1874: 63,197 votes; 18 MPís elected

 

1880: 74,145 votes; 6 MPís elected

 

1885: 151,137 votes; 8 MPís elected

 

1886: 164,314 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1892: 209,944 votes; 19 MPís elected

 

1895: 214,403 votes; 31 MPís elected

 

1900: 237,217 votes; 36 MPís elected

 

1906: 225,802 votes; 10 MPís elected

 

1910 (Jan): 260,033 votes; 9 MPís elected

 

1910 (Dec): 244,785 votes; 9 MPís elected

 

1918: 358,469 votes; 4 MPís elected *

 

1922: 379,396 votes; 13 MPís elected

 

1923: 468,526 votes; 14 MPís elected

 

1924: 688,299 votes; 36 MPís elected

 

1929: 792,063 votes; 20 MPís elected

 

1931: 1,056,768 votes; 48 MPís elected

 

1935: 962,595 votes; 35 MPís elected

 

1945: 964,143 votes; 27 MPís elected

 

1950: 1,222,010 votes; 31 MPís elected

 

1951: 1,349,298 votes; 35 MPís elected

 

1955: 1,273,942 votes; 36 MPís elected

 

1959: 1,260,287 votes; 31 MPís elected

 

1964: 1,069,695 votes; 24 MPís elected

 

1966: 960,675 votes; 20 MPís elected

 

1970: 1,020,674 votes; 23 MPís elected

 

1974 (Feb): 950,668 votes; 21 MPís elected

 

1974 (Oct): 681,327 votes; 16 MPís elected

 

1979: 916,155 votes; 22 MPís elected

 

* = Includes both Conservative votes for ĎCouponí and ĎNon-Couponí

 

1945 to 1966 included National Liberal support

 

Elections 1832 to 1979


MLA Citation/Reference

"Conservative Party support in Scotland 1832 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2006. Web.






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