The map above shows the results of the 1900 UK General election. The number of seats won out of 670 by the major parties (and % vote share) were as follows:
- Conservative & Lib. Unionist: 402 (50.2%). Leader & PM: Marquess of Salisbury
- Liberal: 183 (45.1%). Leader: Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
- Irish Parliamentary: 76 (1.8%). Leader: John Redmond
- Labour Representation Committee: 2 (1.3%). Leader: Keir Hardie
Notable things about the 1900 General Election:
- The Labour Representation Committee (predecessor to the modern Labour Party) won its first two seats in parliament.
- Winston Churchill was elected to the House of Commons for the first time.
- The last election under Queen Victoria.
- In total just over 3.2 million votes were cast.
- Cambridge, Dublin, Oxford, Edinburgh & St. Andrews, Glasgow & Aberdeen and London universities all had seats.
- The Conservative & Lib. Unionist won re-election with 219 more seats than the Liberals despite only getting a 5.1% greater share of votes.
- The election was held over a period of almost a month: 26 September and 24 October 1900.
A note on the map: Constituencies varied in the number of Member returned, with most constituencies returning 1 member, and the largest returning 2 members. Hatched colouring is used in constituencies returning members from separate parties. So, a 1:1 hatch indicates that 1 of the 2 members returned came from 1 party, with the remaining member coming from another. The colouring is also used to indicate this.
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