UK Election Statistics: 1918-2012 - Commons Library Research Paper

Published 07 August 2012 | Research papers RP12/43

Amended 06 December 2012

Authors: Feargal McGuinness, Richard Cracknell, Mark Taylor

Topic: By-elections, Devolution, Election results : UK, Elections, European Parliament, General elections, Local government, Members of Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament

This paper presents an overview of results from UK elections since 1918. It includes summary results for general elections and parliamentary by-elections; local government elections including elected mayors; elections to the European Parliament and devolved bodies; and results from referendums. Data are also provided on the social backgrounds of Members elected to the House of Commons.

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