Conservative vs Labour since 1945

The chart below compares the number of seats won at UK general elections from 1945 to 2015 by the Conservative and Labour parties.

(A table showing seats won by all parties in UK general elections since 1945 is also available)




The next chart shows the percentage of votes gained by the Conservative and Labour parties at each general election since 1945 -




The table below shows the same data in tabular form. To sort the table click on the column headings.

Conservative & Labour MPs elected and Vote Share at general elections from 1945—2015
Date   Con MPs   Con % Vote   Lab MPs   Lab % Vote
1945 213 39.7% 393 47.7%
1950 272 43.3% 315 46.1%
1951 32148.0% 295 48.8%
1955 31449.6% 277 46.4%
1959 33149.4% 258 43.8%
1964 28543.3% 317 44.1%
1966 23941.9% 363 47.9%
1970 32146.4% 287 43.0%
1974 (Feb) 29637.8% 301 37.2%
1974 (Oct) 27635.7% 319 39.3%
1979 33943.9% 268 36.9%
1983 39542.4% 209 27.6%
1987 37542.2% 229 30.8%
1992 33641.9% 271 34.4%
1997 16530.7% 418 43.2%
2001 16631.7% 412 40.7%
2005 19832.4% 355 35.2%
2010 30636.1% 258 29.0%
2015 33136.9%232 30.4%

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