United Kingdom general election, January 1910


United Kingdom general election, January 1910

Infobox Election
election_name = United Kingdom general election, January 1910
country = United Kingdom
type = parliamentary
ongoing = no
previous_election = United Kingdom general election, 1906
previous_year = 1906
previous_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1906
next_election = United Kingdom general election, December 1910
next_year = 1910
next_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, December 1910
seats_for_election = All 670 seats to the House of Commons
election_date = 15 January–20 February 1910


leader1 = Arthur Balfour
leader_since1 = 11 June 1902
party1 = Conservative Party (UK)
leaders_seat1 = City of London
last_election1 = 156 seats, 42.9%
seats1 = 272
seat_change1 = +116
popular_vote1 = 3,104,407
percentage1 = 46.7%


leader2 = H. H. Asquith
leader_since2 = 30 April 1908
party2 = Liberal Party (UK)
leaders_seat2 = East Fife
last_election2 = 399 seats, 48.7%
seats2 = 274
seat_change2 = -125
popular_vote2 = 2,866,157
percentage2 = 43.1%


leader4 = Arthur Henderson
leader_since4 = 22 January 1908
party4 = Labour Party (UK)
leaders_seat4 = Barnard Castle
last_election4 = 29 seats, 5.7%
seats4 = 40
seat_change4 = +11
popular_vote4 = 505,657
percentage4 = 7.6%


leader5 = John Redmond
leader_since5 = 6 February 1900
party5 = Irish Parliamentary Party
leaders_seat5 = Waterford City
last_election5 = 82 seats, 0.6%
seats5 = 71
seat_change5 = -11
popular_vote5 = 74,047
percentage5 = 1.2%
title = PM
before_election = H. H. Asquith
before_party = Liberal Party (UK)
after_election = H. H. Asquith
after_party = Liberal Party (UK)

The United Kingdom general election of January 1910 was held from 15 January to 10 February 1910.

The election produced a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party led by Arthur Balfour receiving the largest number of votes, and the Liberals led by Herbert Asquith returning two more MPs than the Conservatives. A second election was soon held in December.

The Labour Party was led by Arthur Henderson and the Irish Parliamentary Party by John Redmond.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative and Liberal Unionist
candidates = 594
seats = 272
gain =
loss =
net = + 116
votes = 2,919,236
votes % = 46.8
seats % = 40.6
plus/minus = +3.4
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 511
seats = 274
gain =
loss =
net = - 123
votes = 2,712,511
votes % = 43.5
seats % = 40.9
plus/minus = -5.4
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidates = 78
seats = 40
gain =
loss =
net = + 11
votes = 435,770
votes % = 7.0
seats % = 6.0
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Irish Parliamentary Party
candidates = 85
seats = 71
gain = 0
loss = 11
net = - 11
votes = 74,047
votes % = 1.2
seats % = 10.6
plus/minus = +0.6
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = All-for-Ireland League
candidates = 10
seats = 8
gain = 8
loss = 0
net = + 8
votes = 23,605
votes % = 0.4
seats % = 1.2
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Nationalist
candidates = 10
seats = 3
gain = 3
loss = 2
net = + 2
votes = 16,533
votes % = 0.3
seats % = 0.5
plus/minus =
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Social Democratic Party
candidates = 9
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 13,479
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus = -0.1
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Conservative
candidates = 4
seats = 1
gain = 1
loss = 1
net = 0
votes = 11,772
votes % = 0.2
seats % = 0.1
plus/minus =
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Free Trader
candidates = 4
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 11,553
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Labour
candidates = 6
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = - 1
votes = 9,936
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal
candidates = 3
seats = 1
gain = 1
loss = 0
net = + 1
votes = 5,237
votes % = 0.1
seats % = 0.1
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Scottish Prohibition Party
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 756
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus =

"All parties shown."

Voting summary

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eats summary

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ee also

*MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, January 1910
*The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918

External links

: [http://www.conservativemanifesto.com/1910/jan/january-1910-conservative-manifesto.shtml January 1910 Conservative manifesto] : [http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1910/jan/1910-jan-labour-manifesto.shtml January 1910 Labour manifesto] : [http://www.libdemmanifesto.com/1910/jan/january-1910-liberal-manifesto.shtml January 1910 Liberal manifesto]

References

*F. W. S. Craig, "British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987"
* [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/politics.htm Spartacus: Political Parties and Election Results]
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/geresults.html United Kingdom election results - summary results 1885-1979]


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