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1950 General Election

1950 General Election

The 1950 general election saw the return to power of the Labour Party under the leadership of Clement Atlee. However, compared with the 1945 general election result, Atlee was working with a greatly reduced majority.

England

C 10,499,392 (43.8%) 253 MP's elected

L 2,248,127 (9.4%) 2 MP's elected

Lab 11,050,966 (46.2%) 251 MP's elected

Com 55,158 (0.2%) 0 MP elected

Others 100,805 (0.4%) 0 MP elected

Wales

C 418,668 (27.4%) 4 MP's elected

L 193,090 (12.6%) 5 MP's elected

Lab 887,984 (58.1%) 27 MP's elected

Com 9,048 (0.6%) 0 MP elected

PC 17,580 (1.2%) 0 MP elected

Scotland

C 1,222,010 (44.8%) 31 MP's elected

L 180,270 (6.6%) 2 MP's elected

Lab 1,259,410 (46.2%) 37 MP's elected

Com 27,559 (1.0%) 0 MP elected

SNP 9,708 (0.4%) 0 MP elected

Others 27,727 (1.0%) 1 MP elected

  1. Ireland

C 352,332 (62.7%) 10 MP's elected

Lab 67,816 (12.1%) 0 MP elected

Irish LP 52,715 (9.4%) 0 MP elected

N 65,211 (11.6%) 2 MP's elected

SF 23,362 (4.2%) 0 MP elected

Total UK

C 12,492,404 (43.4%) 298 MP's elected

L 2,621,487 (9.1%) 9 MP's elected

Lab 13,266,176 (46.1%) 315 MP's elected

Com 91,765 (0.3%) 0 MP's elected

Irish LP 52,715 (0.2%) 0 MP elected

N 65,211 (0.2%) 2 MP's elected

PC 17,580 (0.1%) 0 MP elected

SF 23,362 (0.1%) 0 MP elected

SNP 9,708 (0.0%) 0 MP elected

Others 130,716 (0.5% 1 MP elected

C = Conservatives

L = Liberals

Lab = Labour

Com = Communist Party

Irish LP = Irish Labour Party

N = Irish Nationalist

PC = Plaid Cymru

SF = Sinn Fein

SNP = Scottish National Party

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