United Kingdom general election records

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1945 United Kingdom general election

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1945 General Election - 11.8% swing from Conservative/National Liberal to Labour
The 10.7% national swing from the Conservative Party to the Labour Party remains the largest ever achieved in a British general election.

2010 United Kingdom general election

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2010 General Election - 5.1% swing from Labour to Conservative
The general election saw a 5.1% national swing from Labour to the Conservatives, the third-largest since 1945.

Brighton (UK Parliament constituency)

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The most votes received by a single individual in a general election was Sir Cooper Rawson who polled 75,205 votes when being reelected as MP for Brighton in 1931.
The 1931 election of Sir Cooper Rawson holds the record for the largest majority ever received at a general election (62,253), as well as the most votes received by an individual (75,205).

Cooper Rawson

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The most votes received by a single individual in a general election was Sir Cooper Rawson who polled 75,205 votes when being reelected as MP for Brighton in 1931.
Rawson holds the record for the largest number of votes ever polled by a candidate at a British general election, a record he achieved in the 1931 election by polling 75,205 votes.

List of United Kingdom MPs with the shortest service

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For a comprehensive list of MPs with total service of less than 365 days see List of United Kingdom MPs with the shortest service
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Records of members of parliament of the United Kingdom

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United Kingdom by-election records

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom general election records is an annotated list of notable records from United Kingdom general elections.

General election

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United Kingdom general election records is an annotated list of notable records from United Kingdom general elections.

Northern Ireland

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In Northern Ireland, as ever, the pattern of party competition is completely different from that in Great Britain and comparisons remain problematic.

List of political parties in the United Kingdom

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Frequent interventions and withdrawals of parties in different seats.

Crossing the floor

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Frequent Coalitions between parties, splits within parties and floor-crossing by members.

Walkover

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Uncontested elections and truces between parties, in particular during both World Wars.

Interwar Britain

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Uncontested elections and truces between parties, in particular during both World Wars.

1922 United Kingdom general election

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Liberal Democrats (UK)

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Scotland

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Wales

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Scottish National Party

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Plaid Cymru

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Third Party - In England, since 1922, the "third party" has been the Liberal party through its Alliance with the SDP and their successors up to the present day Liberal Democrats. Additionally, in Scotland and Wales the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru are also considered to be Third Parties. Prior to 1922, the third party was the Labour party.

Colin Rallings

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Notional - boundary changes occur about every 10–15 years. Invariably the political composition of many seats is changed as a result, sometimes decisively. Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher have compiled notional results for the last few sets of boundary changes, predicting what the result would have been at the previous election under the new boundaries. While accurate overall, the results in a few seats indicate that they may have been mistaken.

Michael Thrasher

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Notional - boundary changes occur about every 10–15 years. Invariably the political composition of many seats is changed as a result, sometimes decisively. Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher have compiled notional results for the last few sets of boundary changes, predicting what the result would have been at the previous election under the new boundaries. While accurate overall, the results in a few seats indicate that they may have been mistaken.