United Kingdom general election, 1935: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1931 · members United Kingdom members · 1945
United Kingdom general election, 1935
All 616 seats to the House of Commons
14 November 1935
First party Second party Third party
Stanley Baldwin ggbain.35233.jpg Attlee BW cropped.jpg Gws samuel 01.jpg
Leader Stanley Baldwin Clement Attlee Sir Herbert Samuel
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader since 23 May 1923 25 October 1935 1931
Leader's seat Bewdley Limehouse Darwen (defeated)
Last election 473 seats, 55% 52 seats, 30.8% 33 seats, 6.5%
Seats won 386 154 21
Seat change -83 +102 -12
Popular vote 10,025,083 7,984,988 1,414,010
Percentage 47.8% 38% 6.7%
Swing  %  %  %
1929 election MPs
1931 election MPs
1935 election MPs
1945 election MPs
1950 election MPs

The UK general election held on 14 November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Conservative Stanley Baldwin. The greatest number of MPs, as before, were Conservative, while the National Liberal vote held steady. The National Labour vote collapsed, and even leader Ramsay MacDonald lost his seat.

Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee, made large gains over their very poor showing in the 1931 general election. The Liberals continued their slow political demise and lost further ground, with their leader Sir Herbert Samuel losing his own seat (see Liberal Party section).

The Independent Labour Party stood separately from Labour for the first time since 1895, while the Scottish National Party contested their first election, and the Communist Party gained their first parliamentary seat in almost ten years, West Fife.

The major election issues were the continuing unemployment problems and the role of the League of Nations, particularly as regarding the Empire of Japan.

Due to World War II the 1935 elected House was to sit until 1945.

Contents

Results

UK General Election 1935
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative 515 386 - 83 47.8 10,025,083 -7.2
  Labour 552 154 + 102 38.0 7,984,988 +7.4
  Liberal 161 21 - 11 6.7 1,414,010 -0.3
  National Liberal 44 33 - 2 3.7 784,608 +0.1
  National Labour 20 8 1 6 - 5 1.5 321,028 0.0
  Ind. Labour Party 17 4 1 2 - 1 0.7 136,208 -0.5
  National 4 3 1 0.3 53,189 -0.2
  Nationalist (NI) 2 2 0 0 0 0.2 50,747 -0.1
  Independent Republican 3 0 0 0 0 0.2 46,715 N/A
  National Independent 2 2 0 0 0 0.2 33,527 N/A
  SNP 8 0 0 0 0 0.2 29,517 0.0
  Independent Conservative 2 0 0 0 0 0.1 27,721 N/A
  Communist 2 1 1 0 0 0.1 27,177 -0.2
  Independent 8 2 1 0 0 0.1 17,113 +0.1
  Independent Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 14,867 0.0
  Liverpool Protestant 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,677 0.0
  Independent Progressive 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 6,421 N/A
  Social Credit 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 3,642 N/A
  Plaid Cymru 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,534 0.0
  Independent Liberal 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 2,525 0.0
  Agriculturalist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,771 N/A
  Christian Socialist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,480 N/A
  National Government (total) 583 430 53.3 11,181,466

Total votes cast: 20,991,488. All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists. Seats won by the Independent Labour Party (ILP) are compared with those won by ILP candidates within Labour in the previous parliament.

References

See also

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message