British General Elections 1950 - 2017

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British General Elections 1950 - 2017

Post by Harry Hayfield » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:25 am

Today, Parliament will be asked for the second time in as many weeks, to vote for a general election, an election asked for by the Prime Minister but refused by the required two thirds majority of Parliament as the opposition want a guarantee that any election will not be used as an excuse to send the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union in a "No Deal" Brexit, however there is a general feeling that an election is needed to clear the air and that once the threat of a No Deal Brexit has been eliminated, then an election will be held, therefore it seems fair to profile past general elections in the United Kingdom starting with the 1950 election (when true democracy arrived in the United Kingdom where, thanks to the seats allocated to the universities of the UK being abolished, Britain became a country where every elector had only one vote)

General Election 1950 (held on February 23rd)
Labour 13,226,176 votes (46%) winning 315 seats
Conservatives and allies 12,494,404 votes (43%) winning 298 seats
Liberals 2,621,487 votes (9%) winning 9 seats
Other Parties 429,057 votes (2%) winning 3 seats
Labour lead of 731,772 votes (3%) with an overall majority of 5

By-Elections in the 1950 Parliament
Sheffield, Neepsend (April 5th 1950): Labour HOLD
Dunbartonshire West (April 25th 1950): Labour HOLD
Brighouse and Spenborough (May 4th 1950): Labour HOLD
Leicester North East (September 28th 1950): Labour HOLD
Glasgow, Scotstoun (October 25th 1950): Conservative HOLD
Oxford (November 2nd 1950): Conservative HOLD
Birmingham, Handsworth (November 16th 1950): Conservative HOLD
Abertillery (November 30th 1950): Labour HOLD
Bristol South East (November 30th 1950): Labour HOLD
Bristol West (February 15th 1951): Conservative HOLD
Ormskirk (April 5th 1951): Conservative HOLD
Harrow West (April 21st 1951): Conservative HOLD
Woolwich East (June 14th 1951): Labour HOLD
Westhoughton (June 21st 1951): Labour HOLD

By-Election Summary
Labour 249,716 votes (50% -2% on Election 1950)
Conservatives and allies 248,960 votes (49% +7% on Election 1950)
Liberals 2,752 votes (1% -5% on Election 1950)
Other Parties 2,551 votes (1% -0% on Election 1950)
Swing: 4% from Labour to Conservative
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Re: British General Elections 1950 - 2017

Post by David Gentle » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm

I have just one thing to say about our current politicians, BRING BACK GUY FAUKES.. and it may not be the right way to spell him,but you get my drift, they could run a piss up in a brewery. David Gentle
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Re: British General Elections 1950 - 2017

Post by Harry Hayfield » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:20 pm

David Gentle wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:14 pm
I have just one thing to say about our current politicians, BRING BACK GUY FAUKES.. and it may not be the right way to spell him,but you get my drift, they could run a piss up in a brewery. David Gentle
There is actually quite a debate about how his name was spelled with some suggestions that his name was not Guy but actually Guido.
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Re: British General Elections 1950 - 2017

Post by David Gentle » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:33 pm

Spell it how you like Guy or Guido, ,he had the right idea and i meant to say this pathetic lot COULD NOT run the proverbial piss up in the brewery. David Gentle
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