United Kingdom general election, 1906

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1900 election
1906 election
January 1910 election

The UK general election of 1906 was from 12th January 8th February 1906.

The Liberals, led by Henry Campbell-Bannerman, gained an overall majority in parliament. The Conservatives under Arthur Balfour lost more than half their seats, while the newly-formed Labour Party were far more successful than the Labour Representation Committee had been in the 1900 general election. The Irish Nationalists achieved their seats on a low number of votes as 74 of their members were elected in uncontested seats.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Liberal 2,565,644 397 + 214 48.9
Conservative & Liberal Unionists 2,278,076 156 - 246 43.4
Labour 254,202 29 + 27 4.8
Independent Conservative 42,155 3 + 3 0.8
Irish Nationalist 33,231 82 0.6
Independent Labour 18,886 1 + 1 0.4
SDF 18,446 0 0.4
Scottish Workers 14,877 0 0.3
Free Trader 8,974 0 0.2
Independent Lib-Lab 4,841 1 + 1 0.1
Independent 3,806 0 0.1
Independent Nationalist 1,800 1 + 1 0.0
Independent Liberal 1,581 0 - 1 0.0

Total votes cast: 5,246,672. All parties with more than 1,000 votes shown.

External links

1906 Conservative manifesto (http://www.conservativemanifesto.com/1906/1906-conservative-manifesto.shtml)
1906 Labour manifesto (http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1906/1906-labour-manifesto.shtml)
1906 Liberal manifesto (http://www.libdemmanifesto.com/1906/1906-liberal-manifesto.shtml)

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