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Number of seats won in general elections in the United Kingdom (UK) 1918-2019

Between 1918 and 2019, there have been 28 elections in the United Kingdom, resulting in 13 Conservative governments, 11 Labour governments, and four national or coalition governments. The Conservative Party won the most seats in the 1931 general elections at 522, by comparison, the Labour Party won 418 seats in the 1997 general elections, their largest number to date.

Number of seats won in general elections United Kingdom (UK) from 1918 to 2019, by political party

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1918 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Between 1918 and 1981 the Liberal Democrats were known as the Liberal Party, and between 1981 and 1988 were the SDP/Liberal Alliance. The most recent election results of 2019 were taken from the BBC.

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