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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" United Kingdom

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1931 ←

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{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" PM before election
Stanley Baldwin
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Stanley Baldwin
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United Kingdom general election, 1935
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" All 615 seats to the House of Commons
308 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left" Turnout

colspan=3 style="text-align:center" 71.1%

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party style="text-align:center" Third party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Stanley Baldwin style="width:75px;text-align:center" Clement Attlee style="width:75px;text-align:center" John Simon

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 23 May 1923 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 25 October 1935 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 5 October 1931

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Bewdley style="width:75px;text-align:center" Limehouse style="width:75px;text-align:center" Spen Valley

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 473 seats, 55% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 52 seats, 30.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 35 seats, 3.7%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 386 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 154 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 33

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 83 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 102 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 2

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 10,025,083 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 7,984,988 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 784,608

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 47.8% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 38.0% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 3.7%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 7.2% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 7.4% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Steady

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" Fourth party style="text-align:center" Fifth party style="text-align:center" Sixth party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Herbert Samuel style="width:75px;text-align:center" Ramsay MacDonald style="width:75px;text-align:center" James Maxton

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1931 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 24 August 1931 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 24 August 1931

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Darwen (defeated) style="width:75px;text-align:center" Seaham (defeated) style="width:75px;text-align:center" Glasgow Bridgeton

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 33 seats, 6.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 13 seats, 1.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 3 seats, 1.2%

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 21 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 8 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 4

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 12 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 5 style="width:75px;text-align:center" Increase 1

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1,414,010 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 321,028 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 136,208

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 6.7% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1.5% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 0.7%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 0.3% style="width:75px;text-align:center" Steady style="width:75px;text-align:center" Decrease 0.5%

1929 election MPs
1931 election MPs
1935 election MPs
1945 election MPs
1950 election MPs

The United Kingdom general election held on 14 November 1935 resulted in a large, though reduced, majority for the National Government now led by Conservative Stanley Baldwin. The greatest number of Members, as before, were Conservatives, while the National Liberal vote held steady. The National Labour vote collapsed, and even its leader Ramsay MacDonald lost his seat.

Labour, under what was then regarded internally as the caretaker leadership of Clement Attlee, made large gains over their very poor showing in the 1931 general election. The Liberals continued their slow political collapse and lost further ground, with their leader Sir Herbert Samuel losing his own seat.

The Independent Labour Party stood entirely separately from Labour for the first time since 1895, having stood candidates unendorsed by Labour at the 1931 election and having disaffiliated fully from Labour in 1932. The Scottish National Party contested their first election, and the Communist Party gained their first parliamentary seat in almost ten years, West Fife.

The major election issues were the continuing unemployment problems and the role of the League of Nations, particularly as regarding the Empire of Japan.

No general elections were held during the Second World War until Allied victory was assured; hence the 1935 House sat until 1945. As a result, this parliament would see two leadership changes. Neville Chamberlain took over as Prime Minister and Conservative leader in 1937. He 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 Second World War.


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