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United Kingdom general election, 1951

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The 1951 election was held soon after the UK general election, 1950, which Labour won, but with an unworkable majority. They called an election on October 25, 1951, hoping to win more seats, but instead lost to the Conservative Party, who were able to form a government, with a workable majority (when the National Liberals were included) of 17, despite gaining less votes than Labour.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Labour 13,948,883 295 - 20 48.8
Conservative 12,660,061 302 + 20 48
National Liberal 1,058,138 19 + 3 3.7
Liberal 730,546 6 - 10 2.5
Independent Nationalist 92,787 2 0.3
Irish Labour 33,174 1 + 1 0.1
Sinn Féin 23,362 0 0.1
Communist 21,640 0 0.1
Independent 19,791 0 0.1
Plaid Cymru 10,920 0 0.0
SNP 7,299 0 0.0
Independent Conservative 5,904 0 0.0
ILP 4,057 0 0.0

Total votes cast: 28,596,594. All parties with more than 2,000 votes shown. Conservative result includes the Ulster Unionists. Template:British elections

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