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Number of general election candidates from England 1918-2015, by party

This statistic shows the number of elected United Kingdom (UK) general election candidates in England from 1918 to 2015, broken down by political party affiliation. During this time period, the number of candidates across all political parties had been steadily increasing. The peak in Conservative Party candidate numbers was recorded in the 2010 and 2015 general elections at 532 candidates, respectively. By comparison, the number of candidates for the Labour Party also experienced its peak at the 2010 and 2015 general elections with a number equal to those of the Conservative Party. The number of candidates from parties other than the three major ones has experienced the greatest growth, increasing from 181 candidates at the 1918 general elections to 1.6 thousand candidates at the 2015 general elections. For information on the overall number of candidates in the United Kingdom by political party affiliation, click here.

Number of elected candidates from United Kingdom (UK) general elections in England in from 1918 to 2015, by political party

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Release date

April 2017


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

1918 to 2015

Supplementary notes

* There were two general elections held in 1974. The first one held in February resulted in the forming of a minority government, after which the government forming party (Labour) called another election in October.

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