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Share of votes in Welsh elections 1918-2019

In the 28 United Kingdom general elections that have taken place since 1918, the Labour Party have consistently had the highest vote share in Wales with the exception of 1918 when they received the second highest share of votes. In that year, the popular Welsh Prime Minister, Lloyd George stood as a candidate for the Liberal Party and secured almost half of all votes in Wales. Since the 1970s Plaid Cymry (Party for Wales) has managed to earn between 14 and 7 percent of the votes in Wales.

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

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (Wales)

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 were taken from the BBC.

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