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Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal DemocratsUnfinished Business$

Matt Cole

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719082535

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719082535.001.0001

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(p.221) Appendix 2

Source:
Richard Wainwright, the Liberals and Liberal Democrats
Publisher:
Manchester University Press

Liberal (Democrat) Election Performances, 1945–2001

Candidates

% of UK vote

MPs

1945

306

9.1

12

1950

475

9.1

9

1951

109

2.5

6

1955

110

2.7

6

1959

216

5.9

6

1964

365

11.2

9

1966

311

8.5

12

1970

332

7.5

6

1974 (Feb.)

517

19.3

14

1974 (Oct.)

619

18.3

13

1979

577

13.8

11

1983*

633

25.4

23

(Liberal Party

322

13.7

17)

1987*

633

22.6

22

(Liberal Party

327

12.8

17)

1992

632

17.8

20

1997

639

16.8

46

2001

639

18.3

52

(*) These figures refer to the results secured by the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party together. The figures for the Liberal Party alone at these elections are in brackets.