December 1910 United Kingdom general election - en.LinkFang.org

December 1910 United Kingdom general election


December 1910 United Kingdom general election

← Jan 1910 3–19 December 1910 1918 →

All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader H. H. Asquith Arthur Balfour John Redmond
Party Liberal Conservative & Lib. Unionist Irish Parliamentary
Leader since 30 April 1908 11 June 1902 6 February 1900
Leader's seat East Fife City of London Waterford City
Last election 274 seats, 43.5% 272 seats, 46.8% 71 seats, 1.2%
Seats won 272 271 74
Seat change 2 1 3
Popular vote 2,157,256 2,270,753 90,416
Percentage 44.2% 46.6% 1.9%
Swing 0.7% 0.3% 0.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader George Barnes William O'Brien
Party Labour All-for-Ireland
Leader since 14 February 1910 23 March 1909
Leader's seat Glasgow Blackfriars & Hutchesontown Cork City
Last election 40 seats, 7.0% 8 seats, 0.4%
Seats won 42 8
Seat change 2
Popular vote 309,963 30,322
Percentage 6.4% 0.6%
Swing 0.6% 0.2%

Colours denote the winning party

Prime Minister before election

H. H. Asquith
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

H. H. Asquith
Liberal

The December 1910 United Kingdom general election was held from 3 to 19 December. It was the last general election to be held over several days[1] and the last to be held prior to the First World War (1914–18).

The political context was the effort of the new Liberal government to pass its budget, with higher taxes on the wealthy. It was blocked by the House of Lords. The Government called an election to get a mandate for the Parliament Act 1911, which would prevent the House of Lords from permanently blocking legislation.[2] After the Liberals, together with the Irish Nationalists and Labour, retained their Commons majority, the House of Lords gave way and the budget was passed.

The Conservatives, led by Arthur Balfour with their Liberal Unionist allies, and the Liberals, led by H. H. Asquith, could not break the deadlock produced in the January general election, with the Conservatives again winning the largest number of votes. The Liberal Party under Asquith formed a government with the support of the Irish Nationalists. This was the last election in which the Liberals won the highest number of seats in the House of Commons. It was also the last United Kingdom national election in which a party other than Labour or the Conservatives won the most seats until the 2014 European Parliament elections.

Contents

Results


272 271 74 42 8 3
Liberal Conservative IPP Lab AFI O
UK General Election December 1910
Candidates Votes
Party Leader Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative & Lib. Unionist Arthur Balfour 548 271 −1 40.4 46.6 2,270,753 −0.3
  Liberal H. H. Asquith 467 272 −2 40.6 44.2 2,157,256 +0.7
  Labour George Barnes 56 42 5 3 +2 6.3 6.4 309,963 −0.6
  Irish Parliamentary John Redmond 81 74 5 2 +3 11.0 1.9 90,416 +0.7
  All-for-Ireland William O'Brien 21 8 2 2 0 1.2 0.6 30,322 +0.2
  Social Democratic Federation H. M. Hyndman 2 0 0 0 0 0.1 5,733 −0.1
  Ind. Conservative N/A 4 1 1 1 0 0.1 0.1 4,647
  Independent Labour N/A 4 0 0 0 0 0.1 3,492
  Independent Liberal N/A 1 0 0 1 −1 0.0 1,946
  Scottish Prohibition Edwin Scrymgeour 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 913
  Independent Nationalist N/A 4 2 0 1 −1 0.3 0.0 911
  Independent N/A 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 57

Voting summary

Popular vote
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
46.57%
Liberal
44.23%
Labour
6.36%
Irish Parliamentary
1.85%
Independent
0.23%
Others
0.78%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Liberal
40.6%
Conservative and Liberal Unionist
40.5%
Labour
6.3%
Irish Parliamentary
11.0%
All-for-Ireland
1.2%
Independent
0.5%

See also


References


  1. ^ "General Election Dates 1832–2005" (PDF), parliament.uk
  2. ^ Somervell, D. C. (1936), The Reign of King George V
  3. ^ All parties shown.

Further reading


External links


Manifestos










Categories: December 1910 United Kingdom general election | General elections to the Parliament of the United Kingdom | 1910 elections in the United Kingdom | December 1910 events | 1910 in British politics




Information as of: 17.06.2020 12:48:46 CEST

Source: Wikipedia (Authors [History])    License : CC-by-sa-3.0

Changes: All pictures and most design elements which are related to those, were removed. Some Icons were replaced by FontAwesome-Icons. Some templates were removed (like “article needs expansion) or assigned (like “hatnotes”). CSS classes were either removed or harmonized.
Wikipedia specific links which do not lead to an article or category (like “Redlinks”, “links to the edit page”, “links to portals”) were removed. Every external link has an additional FontAwesome-Icon. Beside some small changes of design, media-container, maps, navigation-boxes, spoken versions and Geo-microformats were removed.

Please note: Because the given content is automatically taken from Wikipedia at the given point of time, a manual verification was and is not possible. Therefore LinkFang.org does not guarantee the accuracy and actuality of the acquired content. If there is an Information which is wrong at the moment or has an inaccurate display please feel free to contact us: email.
See also: Legal Notice & Privacy policy.