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United Kingdom general election, January 1910
All 670 seats to the House of Commons
15 January–20 February 1910
First party Second party
Herbert Henry Asquith.jpg Gws balfour 01.jpg
Leader H. H. Asquith Arthur Balfour
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since 30 April 1908 11 June 1902
Leader's seat East Fife City of London
Last election 399 seats, 48.7% 156 seats, 42.9%
Seats won 274 272
Seat change -125 +116
Popular vote 2,866,157 3,104,407
Percentage 43.1% 46.7%
Third party Fourth party
Arthurhenderson.jpg John Redmond.jpg
Leader Arthur Henderson John Redmond
Party Labour Irish Parliamentary
Leader since 22 January 1908 6 February 1900
Leader's seat Barnard Castle Waterford City
Last election 29 seats, 5.7% 82 seats, 0.6%
Seats won 40 71
Seat change +11 -11
Popular vote 505,657 74,047
Percentage 7.6% 1.2%

Incumbent PM
H. H. Asquith
Liberal

Subsequent PM
H. H. Asquith
Liberal

The United Kingdom general election of January 1910 was held from 15 January to 10 February 1910.

The election produced a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party led by Arthur Balfour and their Liberal Unionist allies receiving the largest number of votes, and the Liberals led by H. H. Asquith returning two more MPs than the Conservatives. A second election was soon held in December.

The Labour Party was led by Arthur Henderson and the Irish Parliamentary Party by John Redmond.

1900 election MPs
1906 election MPs
January 1910 election MPs
December 1910 election MPs
1918 election MPs

Contents

Results

UK General Election January 1910
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative and Liberal Unionist 594 272 + 116 40.6 46.8 2,919,236 +3.4
  Liberal 511 274 - 123 40.9 43.5 2,712,511 -5.4
  Labour 78 40 + 11 6.0 7.0 435,770
  Irish Parliamentary 85 71 0 11 - 11 10.6 1.2 74,047 +0.6
  All-for-Ireland 10 8 8 0 + 8 1.2 0.4 23,605
  Ind. Nationalist 10 3 3 2 + 2 0.5 0.3 16,533
  Social Democratic Party 9 0 0 0 0 0.2 13,479 -0.1
  Independent Conservative 4 1 1 1 0 0.1 0.2 11,772
  Free Trader 4 0 0 0 0 0.2 11,553
  Independent Labour 6 0 0 1 - 1 0.2 9,936
  Independent Liberal 3 1 1 0 + 1 0.1 0.1 5,237
  Scottish Prohibition 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 756

All parties shown.

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Voting summary

Popular vote
Liberal
  
43.51%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
46.82%
Labour
  
6.99%
Irish Parliamentary
  
1.19%
Independent
  
0.7%
Others
  
0.79%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Liberal
  
40.9%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
  
40.6%
Labour
  
5.97%
Irish Parliamentary
  
10.6%
All-for-Ireland
  
1.19%
Independent
  
0.75%

See also

External links

January 1910 Conservative manifesto
January 1910 Labour manifesto
January 1910 Liberal manifesto

References


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