Share of votes in English elections 1918-2019

English voters represent over 80 percent of the electorate in the United Kingdom, with 533 of the 650 seats in the United Kingdom's House of Commons belonging to MPs from England. Due to this fact, the share of votes across the United Kingdom as a whole is very similar to England. Between 1918 and 2019 the largest vote share a party has achieved in England was in 1931 when the Conservative party won 63.5 percent of the vote.

Share of votes in general elections in England from 1918 to 2019, by political party

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (England)

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 latest election results in 2019 were taken from the BBC.

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