Number of candidates at elections 1832 to 1979

Number of candidates at elections 1832 to 1979

The total number of candidates standing at general elections in Britain has obviously gone up as the number of constituencies have expanded - the result of an expanding population. The increasing number of parties - away from the traditional Liberal and Conservative parties of the Ninteenth Century - also accounts for the growing number of candidates.

 

1832: 1,037

 

1835: 945

 

1837: 994

 

1841: 916

 

1847: 879

 

1852: 953

 

1857: 878

 

1859: 860

 

1865: 922

 

1868: 1,039

 

1874: 1,080

 

1880: 1,103

 

1885: 1,338

 

1886: 1,115

 

1892: 1,303

 

1895: 1,180

 

1900: 1,102

 

1906: 1,273

 

1910: 1,315

 

1910*: 1,191

 

1918: 1,623

 

1922: 1,441

 

1923: 1,446

 

1924: 1,428

 

1929: 1,730

 

1931: 1,292

 

1935: 1,348

 

1945: 1,683

 

1950: 1,868

 

1951: 1,376

 

1955: 1,409

 

1959: 1,536

 

1964: 1,757

 

1966: 1,707

 

1970: 1,837

 

1974: 2,135

 

1974**: 2,252

 

1979: 2,576

 

* = December

 

** = October

 


MLA Citation/Reference

"Number of candidates at elections 1832 to 1979". HistoryLearningSite.co.uk. 2007. Web.






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