United Kingdom general election, 1900


United Kingdom general election, 1900

Infobox Election
election_name = United Kingdom general election, 1900
country = United Kingdom
type = parliamentary
ongoing = no
previous_election = United Kingdom general election, 1895
previous_year = 1895
previous_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1895
next_election = United Kingdom general election, 1906
next_year = 1906
next_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1906
seats_for_election = All 670 seats to the House of Commons
election_date = 25 September–24 October 1900


leader1 = Lord Salisbury
leader_since1 = April 1881
party1 = Conservative and Liberal Unionist
leaders_seat1 = Marquess of Salisbury
last_election1 = 411 seats, 49.0%
seats1 = 402
seat_change1 = -9
popular_vote1 = 1,767,958
percentage1 = 50.3%


leader2 = Henry Campbell-Bannerman
leader_since2 = December 1898
party2 = Liberal Party (UK)
leaders_seat2 = Stirling
last_election2 = 177 seats, 45.7%
seats2 = 183
seat_change2 = +6
popular_vote2 = 1,572,323
percentage2 = 44.7%


leader4 = Keir Hardie
leader_since4 = 28 February 1900
party4 = Labour Representation Committee
leaders_seat4 = Merthyr Tydfil
last_election4 = "N/A"
seats4 = 2
seat_change4 = "N/A"
popular_vote4 = 62,698
percentage4 = 1.8%


leader5 = John Redmond
leader_since5 = 6 February 1900
party5 = Irish Parliamentary Party
leaders_seat5 = Waterford City
last_election5 = 82 seats, 4.0%
seats5 = 77
seat_change5 = -5
popular_vote5 = 57,576
percentage5 = 1.6%
title = PM
before_election = Lord Salisbury
before_party = Conservative Party (UK)
after_election = Lord Salisbury
after_party = Conservative Party (UK)

The United Kingdom general election of 1900 was held from 25 September to 24 October 1900. Also known as the khaki election (the first of several elections to bear this sobriquet), it was held in the midst of the return of soldiers from the Second Boer War. The Conservatives, led by Lord Salisbury, secured a large majority, despite securing only slightly more votes than Henry Campbell-Bannerman's Liberals. This was largely due to the Conservatives winning 163 uncontested seats. The Labour Representation Committee, later to become the Labour Party, participated in a general election for the first time even though they had only been in existence for a few months. As a result, Keir Hardie and Richard Bell were the first and only LRC members of parliament in 1900.

This was the first time Winston Churchill was elected to the House of Commons. He had stood in the same seat, Oldham, in a by-election the previous year, but had lost.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative and Liberal Unionist
candidates = 568
seats = 402
gain =
loss =
net = − 9
votes = 1,767,958
votes % = 50.3
seats % = 60.1
plus/minus = +1.3
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 402
seats = 183
gain =
loss =
net = − 6
votes = 1,572,323
votes % = 44.7
seats % = 27.4
plus/minus = -1.0
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Labour Representation Committee
candidates = 15
seats = 2
gain = 2
loss = 0
net = + 2
votes = 62,698
votes % = 1.8
seats % = 3.0
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Irish Parliamentary Party
candidates = 83
seats = 77
gain = 2
loss = 7
net = − 5
votes = 57,576
votes % = 1.6
seats % = 11.5
plus/minus = -2.4
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Nationalist
candidates = 18
seats = 5
gain = 5
loss = 0
net = + 5
votes = 23,706
votes % = 0.7
seats % = 0.6
plus/minus = +0.6
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Conservative
candidates = 7
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 13,713
votes % = 0.4
seats % = 0
plus/minus =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal
candidates = 3
seats = 1
gain = 1
loss = 0
net = + 1
votes = 6,423
votes % = 0.2
seats % = 0.1
plus/minus = +0.1
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent (politician)
candidates = 3
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 4,800
votes % = 0.2
seats % = 0
plus/minus = +0.2
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Scottish Workers' Representation Committee
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 3,107
votes % = 0.1
seats % = 0
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal Unionist
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 1,855
votes % = 0.1
seats % = 0
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Labour
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 433
votes % = 0.0
seats % = 0
plus/minus = +0.0

"Total votes cast: 3,514,592. All parties with more than 1,000 votes shown."

Voting summary

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barwidth=350px
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eats summary

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ee also

*MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1900
*The Parliamentary Franchise in the United Kingdom 1885-1918

External links

* [http://www.conservativemanifesto.com/1900/1900-conservative-manifesto.shtml 1900 Conservative manifesto]
* [http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1900/1900-labour-manifesto.shtml 1900 Labour manifesto]
* [http://www.libdemmanifesto.com/1900/1900-liberal-manifesto.shtml 1900 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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