History Timelines

Conservative Party support in Wales 1832 to 1979

Conservative Party support in Wales 1832 to 1979

Conservative support in Wales stayed reasonably consistent until the 1880 election when there was a drop in the number of MP's the Conservative Party won.

1832: 7,466 votes; 14 MP's elected

1835: 10,210 votes; 17 MP's elected

1837: 11,616 votes; 19 MP's elected

1841: 4,102 votes; 21 MP's elected

1847: 11,114 votes; 20 MP's elected

1852: 7,212 votes; 20 MP's elected

1857: 3,586 votes; 17 MP's elected

1859: 2,767 votes; 17 MP's elected

1865: 1,600 votes; 14 MP's elected

1868: 29,866 votes; 10 MP's elected

1874: 31,574 votes; 14 MP's elected

1880: 41,106 votes; 4 MP's elected

1885: 79,690 votes; 4 MP's elected

1886: 60,048 votes; 8 MP's elected

1892: 78,038 votes; 3 MP's elected

1895: 103,802 votes; 9 MP's elected

1900: 63,932 votes; 6 MP's elected

1906: 65,949 votes; 0 MP's elected

1910 (Jan): 116,769 votes; 2 MP's elected

1910 (Dec): 81,100 votes; 3 MP's elected

1918: 59,592 votes; 4 MP's elected *

1922: 190,919 votes; 6 MP's elected

1923: 178,113 votes; 4 MP's elected

1924: 224,014 votes; 9 MP's elected

1929: 289,695 votes; 1 MP elected

1931: 240,861 votes; 6 MP's elected

1935: 204,099 votes; 6 MP's elected

1945: 241,380 votes; 3 MP's elected

1950: 418,668 votes; 4 MP's elected

1951: 471,269 votes; 6 MP's elected

1955: 428,866 votes; 6 MP's elected

1959: 486,335 votes; 7 MP's elected

1964: 425,022 votes; 6 MP's elected

1966: 396,795 votes; 3 MP's elected

1970: 419,884 votes; 7 MP's elected

1974 (Feb): 412,535 votes; 8 MP's elected

1974 (Oct): 367,230 votes; 8 MP's elected

1979: 526,254 votes; 11 MP's elected

* = Includes both Conservative votes for 'Coupon' and 'Non-Coupon'

1945 to 1966 include National Liberal support

Elections 1832 to 1979

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