Coalition Labour

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Coalition Labour was a description previously used by the Labour Party in support of candidates in the 1918 General Election who supported the ruling coalition. Only two, J. R. Bell and James Parker, actually received a Coalition Coupon, and they were wrongly identified in official coalition literature as Coalition National Democratic and Labour Party and Coalition Liberal candidates, respectively.[1] The National Democratic and Labour Party was actually a separate organisation which also supported the Coalition and had a background in the Labour Party.

There were five candidates in the 1918 General Election, of whom four were successful:

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  1. ^ F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Statistics, 1918-1968, p.2