General election results from 1945 — 2015

The table below shows seats won by political parties or independent candidates in all UK General Elections held since 1945. Blank entries indicate that the party gained no seats or was not contesting in that year. Parties which currently have MPs are shown first. Tables and charts comparing Conservative vs Labour since 1945 are available.

Further details about each general election are available.

Table: General election results 1945 - 2015
Party 1945 '50 '51 '55 '59 '64 '66 '70 '74 '74 '79 '83 '87 '92 '97 '01 '05 '10 '15
Conservative 213 272 321 314 331 285 239 321 296 276 339 395 375 336 165 166 198 306 331
Labour 393 315 295 277 258 317 363 287 301 319 268 209 229 271 418 412 355 258 232
SNP 1 7 11 2 2 3 3 6 5 6 6 56
Lib Dem 20 46 52 62 57 8
DUP 1 3 3 3 3 2 5 9 8 8
Green 1 1
Plaid Cymru 2 3 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 3 3
Sinn Fein 2 2 4 5 5 4
SDLP 1 1 4 3 3 3 3
UKIP 1
UUP 10 10 9 10 12 12 11 6 10 1 9 9 10 6 1 2
Independent 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Alliance 1
Common Wealth 1
Communist 2
Ind Kid Hosp 1 1
Ind Labour 1 1 1
Ind Labour Party 2
Ind Liberal 2 1
Ind Unionist 1 1
Irish Labour 1
Irish Nationalist 2 2 2
Lab & Co-op 16 16 15 17
Liberal 10 9 6 6 6 9 12 6 14 13 11
Liberal Alliance 17 17
National Liberal 13 16 19 21 21 6 3
Nationalist 2
Non Party 1 1 1
Official Unionist 5 11
Protestant Unionist 1
Provisional Sinn Fein 1 1
Republican Labour 1 1 1
Respect 1
SDP/Alliance 6 5
Social Democrat 1
UK Unionist Group 1
Ulster Popular Union 1 1 1
United Ulster Unionists 10 1
Unity 1