Political Parties and Party Systems

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APPENDIX 3: GREAT BRITAIN
Year Proportion of total vote
(as%) obtained by each
party in general elections
since 1885
Proportion of seats in House
of Commons (as %) won by
ach party
Change of
parties forming
the government
1885 Conservative 44 37 Liberal
Liberal 47 48
Irish National 7 13
1886 Conservative {51} 47 Conservative and
Liberal Unionist 12 Liberal Unionist
Irish National 4 13
1892 Conservative {47} 40 Liberal
Liberal Unionist 7
Liberal 45 41
Irish National 7 12
1895 Conservative {49} 51 Conservative and
Liberal Unionist 11 Liberal Unionist
Liberal 46 26
Irish National 4 12
1900 Conservative {51} 50
Liberal Unionist 10
Liberal 45 28
Irish National 3 12
1906 Conservative {43} 20 Liberal
Liberal Unionist 4
Liberal 44 60
Irish National 1 12
Labour 5 4
1910 (Jan.) Conservative {47} 36
Liberal Unionist 5
Liberal 44 41
Irish National 2 12
Labour 7 6
1910(Dec.) Conservative {47} 35
Liberal Unionist 5
Liberal 44 41
Irish National 3 13
Labour 6 6
1915 Liberal,
Conservative, and
Labour

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