1935 United Kingdom general election

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The 1935 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 14 November 1935 and resulted in a large, albeit reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party.wikipedia
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Stanley Baldwin

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The 1935 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 14 November 1935 and resulted in a large, albeit reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party.
In 1935, Baldwin officially replaced MacDonald as Prime Minister of the National Government, and won the 1935 general election with another large majority.

Labour Party (UK)

Labour PartyLabourBritish Labour Party
Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee following the resignation of George Lansbury slightly over a month before the election, made large gains over their very poor showing at the 1931 general election, and registered their highest-ever share of the vote up until this point.
The party experienced a revival in the 1935 general election, winning 154 seats and 38% of the popular vote, the highest that Labour had achieved.

Communist Party of Great Britain

Communist PartyCommunistBritish Communist Party
The Scottish National Party contested their first general election, and the Communist Party gained the West Fife seat, their first in ten years.
In the 1935 general election Willie Gallacher was elected as the Communist Party's first MP in six years, and their first MP elected against Labour opposition.

National Labour Organisation

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The National Labour vote also held steady, but the resurgence in the main Labour vote caused over a third of their MPs, including party leader Ramsay MacDonald, to lose their seats.
At the 1935 general election, the party sponsored 20 candidates, eight of whom were elected.

Clement Attlee

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Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee following the resignation of George Lansbury slightly over a month before the election, made large gains over their very poor showing at the 1931 general election, and registered their highest-ever share of the vote up until this point.
Attlee therefore led Labour through the 1935 election, which saw the party stage a partial comeback from its disastrous 1931 performance, winning 38 per cent of the vote, the highest share Labour had won up to that point, and gaining over one hundred seats.

Neville Chamberlain

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Neville Chamberlain took over from Baldwin as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party in 1937.
In the 1935 general election, the Conservative-dominated National Government lost 90 seats from its massive 1931 majority, but still retained an overwhelming majority of 255 in the House of Commons.

National Government (United Kingdom)

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The 1935 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 14 November 1935 and resulted in a large, albeit reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party.
Increasingly foreign affairs were coming to dominate political discourse and in November Baldwin led the government to victory in the 1935 general election on a platform of support for the League of Nations and sanctions against Italy for invading Abyssinia.

Liberal Party (UK)

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The Liberals continued their slow political collapse and lost further ground, with their leader, Sir Herbert Samuel, losing his own seat.
In the 1935 general election, just 17 Liberal MPs were elected, along with Lloyd George and three followers as independent Liberals.

Winston Churchill

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Chamberlain in turn resigned in 1940, when the office of Prime Minister passed to Winston Churchill, who linked the three main parties in the House of Commons in an all-party unity government for the duration of the war.
Baldwin argued that the important thing had been to win the election to get "a perfectly free hand" for rearmament.

Sedgefield (UK Parliament constituency)

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Sedgefield has been continuously represented by Labour MPs since 1935.

Ramsay MacDonald

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The National Labour vote also held steady, but the resurgence in the main Labour vote caused over a third of their MPs, including party leader Ramsay MacDonald, to lose their seats.
At the 1935 election MacDonald was defeated at Seaham by Emanuel Shinwell.

West Fife (UK Parliament constituency)

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The Scottish National Party contested their first general election, and the Communist Party gained the West Fife seat, their first in ten years.

Conservative Party (UK)

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The 1935 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 14 November 1935 and resulted in a large, albeit reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party.

George Lansbury

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Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee following the resignation of George Lansbury slightly over a month before the election, made large gains over their very poor showing at the 1931 general election, and registered their highest-ever share of the vote up until this point.
In the general election of November 1935 he kept his seat at Bow and Bromley; Labour, now led by Attlee, improved its parliamentary representation to 154.

National Liberal Party (UK, 1931)

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The greatest number of members, as before, were Conservatives, while the National Liberal vote held steady.

Manchester Gorton (UK Parliament constituency)

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Manchester Gorton has returned MPs from the Labour Party since 1935, with majorities exceeding 17% since 1979.

Jarrow (UK Parliament constituency)

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While the seat has been loyally Labour by comfortable margins since 1935, it has seen unusual swings a number of times; in the 1983 Conservative landslide, incumbent MP Don Dixon actually increased his majority; in the close 1992 election his majority fell somewhat despite the general swing to Labour; and in 2001 his successor Stephen Hepburn managed to increase his majority to 51.1% (incidentally the biggest any candidate has ever held in the seat).

Scottish National Party

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The Scottish National Party contested their first general election, and the Communist Party gained the West Fife seat, their first in ten years.

Independent Labour Party

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The Independent Labour Party stood entirely separately from Labour for the first time since 1895, having stood candidates unendorsed by Labour at the 1931 general election and having disaffiliated fully from Labour in 1932.

Aberdeen North (UK Parliament constituency)

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The same boundaries were used in the 1922 general election, the 1923 general election, the 1924 general election, the 1929 general election, the 1931 general election, the 1935 general election and the 1945 general election.