Independent Labour Party election results

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This article lists the Independent Labour Party's election results in UK parliamentary elections.

Summary of general election performance[edit]

Year Number of candidates[1] Total votes Average voters per candidate Percentage of vote Saved deposits Change (%) Number of MPs [1]
1895 28 44,325 1,583 1.0 N/A N/A 0
1900 9 32,135 3,571 0.9 N/A -0.1 1
1906 11 81,415 7,401 1.6 N/A +0.7 7
1910 Jan 14 87,499 6,250 1.4 N/A -0.2 6
1910 Dec 12 69,884 5,824 1.4 N/A 0.0 8
1918 50 3
1922 55 31
1923 89 39
1924 87 30
1929 54 36
1931 19 239,280 12,594 1.2 3
1935 17 136,208 8,012 0.7 9 -0.5 4
1945 5 46,769 9,354 0.2 4 -0.5 3
1950 4 4,112 1,028 0.0 0 -0.2 0
1951 3 4,057 1,352 0.0 0 0.0 0
1955 2 3,334 1,667 0.0 0 0.0 0
1959 2 923 462 0.0 0 0.0 0
1964 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1966 1 441 441 0.0 0 N/A 0
1970 1 847 847 0.0 0 0.0 0
February 1974 1 991 991 0.0 0 0.0 0

Election results[edit]

By-elections, 1893–1895[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Sheffield Attercliffe by-election, 1894 Smith, FrankFrank Smith 1,249 13.5 3
Leicester by-election, 1894 Burgess, JosephJoseph Burgess 4,402 15.7 4

1895 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[2]
Ashton-under-Lyne Sexton, JamesJames Sexton 415 6.4 3
Barrow-in-Furness Curran, PetePete Curran 414 6.9
Bradford West Tillett, BenBen Tillett 2,264 23.4 3
Bolton Brocklehurst, FredFred Brocklehurst 2,691 3
Bristol East Hobson, Samuel GeorgeSamuel George Hobson 1,874 31.2
Colne Valley Mann, TomTom Mann 1,245 13.4
Dewsbury Hartley, EdwardEdward Hartley 1,080 10.5 3
Dundee MacDonald, JamesJames MacDonald 1,313 5.0 5
Fulham Parnell, WilliamWilliam Parnell 191 2.0 3
Glasgow Blackfriars and Hutchesontown Shaw Maxwell, JamesJames Shaw Maxwell 448 7.1 3
Glasgow Bridgeton Watson, James RobertsonJames Robertson Watson 609 9.4 3
Glasgow Camlachie Smillie, RobertRobert Smillie 696 10.9 3
Glasgow St Rollox Woolacott, John EvansJohn Evans Woolacott 405 4.4 3
Glasgow Tradeston Smith, FrankFrank Smith 368 5.8 3
Gorton Pankhurst, RichardRichard Pankhurst 4,261 2
Govan Haddow, AlexAlex Haddow 430 4.9 3
Halifax Lister, JohnJohn Lister 3,818 20.5
Huddersfield Smart, RussellRussell Smart 1,594 11.2 3
Hyde Christie, GeorgeGeorge Christie 448 5.0 3
Kingston-upon-Hull West McCarthy, TomTom McCarthy 1,400 17.4
Leeds South Shaw, ArthurArthur Shaw 622 6.4
Leicester Burgess, JosephJoseph Burgess 4,009 13.7 4
Manchester North East Johnston, JamesJames Johnston 546 6.6 3
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hammill, FredFred Hammill 2,302 4.6
Preston Tattersall, JamesJames Tattersall 4,781
Rochdale Barnes, George NicollGeorge Nicoll Barnes 1,251 12.0 3
Southampton MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 867 4.0 5
West Ham South Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 3,975 45.6 2

By-elections, 1895–1900[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Aberdeen North by-election, 1896 Mann, TomTom Mann 2,479 46.0 2
Bradford East by-election, 1896 Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 1,953 17.1
Halifax by-election, 1897 Mann, TomTom Mann 2,000 15.5
Barnsley by-election, 1897 Curran, PetePete Curran 1,091 9.7 3

1900 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Accrington Hempsall, JohnJohn Hempsall 433 3.3 3
Ashton-under-Lyne Johnston, JamesJames Johnston 737 11.0 3
Blackburn Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 7,096 25.6 3
Bradford West Jowett, FredFred Jowett 4,949 49.8 2
Halifax Parker, JamesJames Parker 3,276 16.1 4
Leicester MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 4,164 13.0 4
Merthyr Tydfil Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 5,745 31.3 2
Preston Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 4,834 22.1 3
Rochdale Clarke, AllenAllen Clarke 901 8.0 3

Hardie stood for two seats. All candidates other than Hempsall stood as part of the Labour Representation Committee. Clarke ran as a joint Independent Labour Party-Social Democratic Federation candidate. The list does not include Alfred Ewen Fletcher, who was supported by the ILP but ran for the Scottish Workers' Representation Committee.

By-elections, 1900–1906[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Wakefield by-election, 1902 Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 1,979 40.1 2
Norwich by-election, 1904 Roberts, George HenryGeorge Henry Roberts 2,440 13.7 3

All candidates stood as part of the Labour Representation Committee.

1906 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Blackburn Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 10,282 26.8 2
Bradford West Jowett, FredFred Jowett 4,957 39.1 1
Glasgow Camlachie Burgess, JosephJoseph Burgess 2,568 30.0 3
Halifax Parker, JamesJames Parker 8,937 38.3 2
Huddersfield Williams, T. RussellT. Russell Williams 5,813 35.2 2
Keighley Newlove, W. T.W. T. Newlove 3,102 26.9 3
Leicester MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 14,685 39.8 2
Manchester North East Clynes, John RobertJohn Robert Clynes 5,386 64.6 1
Merthyr Tydfil Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 10,187 32.0 2
Sunderland Summerbell, ThomasThomas Summerbell 13,430 31.8 2
Wakefield Coit, StantonStanton Coit 2,068 36.9 2

All candidates other than Burgess and Newlove stood as part of the Labour Representation Committee. Only ILP members sponsored by the party are listed.

By-elections, 1906–1910[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Huddersfield by-election, 1906 Williams, T. RussellT. Russell Williams 5,422 33.8 2
Aberdeen South by-election, 1907 Bramley, FredFred Bramley 1,740 19.5 3
Montrose Burghs by-election, 1908 Burgess, JosephJoseph Burgess 1,937 29.4 2
Taunton by-election, 1909 Smith, FrankFrank Smith 1,085 35.4 2
Croydon by-election, 1909 Smith, FrankFrank Smith 886 4.2 3

All candidates other than Bramley stood for the Labour Party.[3] Only candidates sponsored by the ILP are listed.

January 1910 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[4]
Blackburn Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 10,762 1
Bow and Bromley Lansbury, GeorgeGeorge Lansbury 2,955 33.5 2
Bradford West Jowett, FredFred Jowett 8,880 66.6 1
Glasgow Camlachie O'Connor Kessack, JamesJames O'Connor Kessack 2,443 28.9 3
Halifax Parker, JamesJames Parker 9,093 38.9 2
Hyde Anderson, William CrawfordWilliam Crawford Anderson 2,401 21.2 3
Leicester MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 14,337 38.2 2
Manchester North East Clynes, John RobertJohn Robert Clynes 5,157 58.4 1
Manchester South West McLachlan, J. M.J. M. McLachlan 1,218 16.6 3
Merthyr Tydfil Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 13,841 36.7 2
Spen Valley Williams, T. RussellT. Russell Williams 2,514 23.3 3
Sunderland Summerbell, ThomasThomas Summerbell 11,058 23.4 4
Tewkesbury Fox, CharlesCharles Fox 238 2.1 3
Wakefield Coit, StantonStanton Coit 2,602 45.5 2

All candidates stood as part of the Labour Party. Only ILP members sponsored by the party are listed.

December 1910 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[5]
Blackburn Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 10,762 1
Bow and Bromley Lansbury, GeorgeGeorge Lansbury 4,315 55.6 1
Bradford West Jowett, FredFred Jowett 8,880 66.6 1
Chatham Smith, FrankFrank Smith 1,103 8.9 3
Glasgow Camlachie Kessack, James O'ConnorJames O'Connor Kessack 1,539 18.1 3
Halifax Parker, JamesJames Parker 8,511 2
Leeds South Badlay, JohnJohn Badlay 2,706 21.5 3
Leicester Macdonald, RamsayRamsay Macdonald 12,998 38.5 2
Liverpool Kirkdale McKerrell, ThomasThomas McKerrell 2,992 41.6 2
Manchester North East Clynes, J. R.J. R. Clynes 4,313 1
Merthyr Tydfil Hardie, KeirKeir Hardie 11,507 39.6 2
Whitehaven Richardson, ThomasThomas Richardson 1,414 53.7 1

All candidates stood as part of the Labour Party.

By-elections, 1910–1918[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Kilmarnock Burghs by-election, 1911 McKerrell, ThomasThomas McKerrell 2,761 19.3 3
Keighley by-election, 1911 Anderson, William CrawfordWilliam Crawford Anderson 3,452 28.9 3
East Carmarthenshire by-election, 1912 Williams, John HenryJohn Henry Williams 1,089 10.3 3
Keighley by-election, 1913 Bland, WilliamWilliam Bland 3,646 29.8 3
Sheffield Attercliffe by-election, 1914 Anderson, William CrawfordWilliam Crawford Anderson unopposed N/A 1
Manchester North East by-election, 1918 Clynes, J. R.J. R. Clynes unopposed N/A 1

All candidates except Williams stood for the Labour Party.[3]

1918 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[6]
Accrington Buxton, Charles RodenCharles Roden Buxton 6,369 21.7 3
Ayr Burghs Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 4,534 23.2 3
Bermondsey West Salter, AlfredAlfred Salter 1,956 18.6 3
Birmingham Ladywood Kneeshaw, JamesJames Kneeshaw 2,572 19.0 2
Bishop Auckland Spoor, BenBen Spoor 10,060 50.6 1
Blackburn Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 15,274 19.7 3
Bosworth Richardson, ThomasThomas Richardson 6,344 33.6 2
Bradford Central Leach, WilliamWilliam Leach 7,636 31.3 2
Bradford East Jowett, Frederick WilliamFrederick William Jowett 8,637 37.9 2
Brigg Quibell, DavidDavid Quibell 4,789 27.3 2
Bristol East Bateman, LukeLuke Bateman 8,135 42.8 2
Camberwell North Ammon, CharlesCharles Ammon 2,175 21.0 3
Cardiff Central Edmunds, James EwartJames Ewart Edmunds 4,663 22.4 2
Chorley Sandham, ElijahElijah Sandham 6,222 32.3 2
Coventry Wallhead, Richard CollinghamRichard Collingham Wallhead 10,298 32.4 2
Dewsbury Riley, BenjaminBenjamin Riley 5,596 30.1 2
Dunbartonshire Martin, William Henry PorteousWilliam Henry Porteous Martin 7,072 30.9 2
Edinburgh Central Graham, WilliamWilliam Graham 7,161 51.3 1
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 7,860 39.8 2
Glasgow Camlachie Guthrie, Hugh BoydHugh Boyd Guthrie 7,192 33.1 2
Glasgow St Rollox Stewart, JamesJames Stewart 6,147 33.2 2
Glasgow Shettleston Wheatley, JohnJohn Wheatley 9,827 49.8 2
Huddersfield Snell, HarryHarry Snell 12,737 32.5 2
Ipswich Jackson, RobertRobert Jackson 8,143 32.1 2
Keighley Bland, WilliamWilliam Bland 6,324 27.7 3
Kingston upon Hull South West Mell, RobertRobert Mell 3,121 19.3 3
Lanark Welsh, James C.James C. Welsh 5,821 31.0 2
Leeds West Arnott, JohnJohn Arnott 6,020 29.5 2
Leicester East Banton, GeorgeGeorge Banton 6,697 27.1 2
Leicester West MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 6,347 24.0 2
Linlithgowshire Shinwell, MannyManny Shinwell 8,723 40.3 2
Montrose Burghs Brailsford, Henry NoelHenry Noel Brailsford 2,940 24.0 2
Motherwell Newbold, WaltonWalton Newbold 4,135 23.2 2
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Smith, JamesJames Smith 4,976 34.6 2
Rochdale Tawney, R. H.R. H. Tawney 4,956 16.5 3
Rutherglen Regan, WilliamWilliam Regan 8,759 40.9 2
Sheffield Attercliffe Anderson, William CrawfordWilliam Crawford Anderson 6,539 34.7 2
Spen Valley Myers, TomTom Myers 8,508 44.4 2
Stalybridge and Hyde Fowden, WalterWalter Fowden 6,508 24.8 2
West Renfrewshire Murray, RobertRobert Murray 7,126 38.2 2
West Stirlingshire Johnston, TomTom Johnston 3,809 28.7 2

All candidate stood for the Labour Party.

By-elections, 1918–1922[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Swansea East by-election, 1919 Williams, DavidDavid Williams 8,158 46.9 2
Manchester Rusholme by-election, 1919 Dunstan, RobertRobert Dunstan 6,412 31.2 2
Spen Valley by-election, 1919 Myers, TomTom Myers 11,962 39.4 1
Woolwich East by-election, 1921 MacDonald, RamsayRamsay MacDonald 13,081 48.7 2
Caerphilly by-election, 1921 Jones, MorganMorgan Jones 13,699 54.2 1
Leicester East by-election, 1922 Banton, GeorgeGeorge Banton 14,062 52.9 1

All candidates except Bland stood for the Labour Party.[3]

1922 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position
Aberavon Macdonald, RamsayRamsay Macdonald 14,138 46.6 1
Accrington Buxton, Charles RodenCharles Roden Buxton 16,462 1
Bermondsey West Salter, AlfredAlfred Salter 7,550 1
Birmingham Ladywood Dunstan, RobertRobert Dunstan 10,589 2
Bishop Auckland Spoor, BenBen Spoor 13,946 1
Blackburn Davies, PercyPercy Davies 24,049 3
Bradford Central Leach, WilliamWilliam Leach 14,296 1
Bradford East Jowett, FredFred Jowett 13,573 1
Brigg Quibell, DavidDavid Quibell 9,185 2
Bristol North Ayles, WalterWalter Ayles 9,567 2
Bute and North Ayrshire Paton, JohnJohn Paton 9,323 39.4 2
Caerphilly Jones, MorganMorgan Jones 13,759 57.2 1
Cardiff Central Edmunds, James EwartJames Ewart Edmunds 8,169 29.4 2
Chelsea Russell, BertrandBertrand Russell 4,513 2
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire Weir, Lauchlin MacNeillLauchlin MacNeill Weir 10,312 42.0 1
Colne Valley Snowden, PhilipPhilip Snowden 12,614 1
Consett Dunnico, HerbertHerbert Dunnico 14,469 1
Dewsbury Riley, BenjaminBenjamin Riley 8,856 1
Dunbartonshire Martin, W. H.W. H. Martin 13,216 2
East Renfrewshire Nichol, RobertRobert Nichol 9,708 42.4 1
Edinburgh Central Graham, WilliamWilliam Graham 12,876 57.9 1
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 17,890 63.7 1
Glasgow Camlachie Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 15,181 53.2 1
Glasgow Cathcart Hay, John PrimroseJohn Primrose Hay 9,137 34.0 1
Glasgow Central Mitchell, Edward RosslynEdward Rosslyn Mitchell 12,923 41.9 2
Glasgow Govan Maclean, NeilNeil Maclean 15,441 62.3 1
Glasgow Maryhill Muir, John WilliamJohn William Muir 13,058 47.3 1
Glasgow Pollok Mackay, Alexander BurnsAlexander Burns Mackay 5,759 24.7 2
Glasgow St Rollox Stewart, JamesJames Stewart 16,114 56.6 1
Glasgow Shettleston Wheatley, JohnJohn Wheatley 14,695 59.1 1
Glasgow Springburn Hardie, GeorgeGeorge Hardie 15,771 60.5 1
Huddersfield Hudson, James HindleJames Hindle Hudson 15,673 2
Hull South West Arnott, JohnJohn Arnott 4,859 3
Ipswich Jackson, RobertRobert Jackson 14,924 2
Keighley Lees-Smith, HastingsHastings Lees-Smith 13,978 1
Kilmarnock Climie, RobertRobert Climie 10,752 45.3 2
Lanark Dickson, Thomas ScottThomas Scott Dickson 9,812 45.0 2
Lancaster Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 9,043 2
Leeds North East Badlay, JohnJohn Badlay 6,525 24.4 3
Leicester East Banton, GeorgeGeorge Banton 13,850 2
Limehouse Attlee, ClementClement Attlee 9,688 1
Linlithgowshire Shinwell, MannyManny Shinwell 12,625 46.4 1
Merthyr Wallhead, R. C.R. C. Wallhead 17,516 53.0 1
Montrose Burghs Carnegie, JohnJohn Carnegie 7,044 2
Newcastle-under-Lyme Wedgwood, JosiahJosiah Wedgwood 14,503 1
Newcastle Central Trevelyan, CharlesCharles Trevelyan 13,709 1
Norwich Witard, HerbertHerbert Witard 15,609 3
Rutherglen Wright, WilliamWilliam Wright 14,029 55.1 1
Sheffield Brightside Ponsonby, ArthurArthur Ponsonby 16,692 1
Spen Valley Myers, TomTom Myers 12,519 36.9 2
Stirling and Clackmannan West Johnston, TomTom Johnston 9,919 55.0 1
Swansea East Williams, DavidDavid Williams 11,333 50.9 1
Upton Gardner, Benjamin WalterBenjamin Walter Gardner 7,268 32.8 1
West Renfrewshire Murray, RobertRobert Murray 11,787 54.0 1

All candidates stood for the Labour Party.

1929 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[7]
Aberdeen North Benn, William WedgwoodWilliam Wedgwood Benn 17,826 60.8 1
Aberdeen South Martin, William Henry PorteousWilliam Henry Porteous Martin 13,856 39.1 2
Argyll Kinloch, John LairdJohn Laird Kinloch 6,001 23.8 3
Ayr Burghs Shaw, ClariceClarice Shaw 13,429 36.5 2
Belper Lees, JackJack Lees 15,958 43.0 1
Birkenhead East Coulthard, JamesJames Coulthard 11,654 31.8 3
Birmingham Erdington Simmons, CharlesCharles Simmons 20,665 43.4 1
Birmingham Ladywood Whiteley, WilfridWilfrid Whiteley 16,447 50.0 1
Blackburn Hamilton, Mary AgnesMary Agnes Hamilton 37,256 26.1 1
Bradford Central Leach, WilliamWilliam Leach 24,876 59.0 1
Bradford East Jowett, Frederick WilliamFrederick William Jowett 21,398 54.7 1
Bute and Northern Ayrshire Sloan, AlexanderAlexander Sloan 14,294 43.8 2
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire Weir, Lauchlin MacNeillLauchlin MacNeill Weir 17,667 53.2 1
Clapham Skinner, J. AllenJ. Allen Skinner 9,871 30.5 2
Dumfriesshire Marwick, W. H.W. H. Marwick 6,687 18.7 3
East Renfrewshire Munro, John MartinJohn Martin Munro 16,924 47.8 2
Edinburgh Central Graham, WilliamWilliam Graham 16,762 59.0 1
Fylde Williamson, J.J. Williamson 16,318 35.3 2
Galloway McNeill, HectorHector McNeill 4,903 15.5 3
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 21,033 67.7 1
Glasgow Camlachie Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 17,946 53.2 1
Glasgow Cathcart Hay, John PrimroseJohn Primrose Hay 12,983 36.3 2
Glasgow Kelvingrove Winning, JohnJohn Winning 15,173 43.6 2
Glasgow Maryhill Clarke, John SmithJohn Smith Clarke 18,311 50.6 1
Glasgow Shettleston Wheatley, JohnJohn Wheatley 19,594 60.4 1
Glasgow Springburn Hardie, GeorgeGeorge Hardie 21,079 65.5 1
Glasgow St Rollox Stewart, JamesJames Stewart 19,445 61.8 1
Huddersfield Hudson, James HindleJames Hindle Hudson 25,966 38.3 1
Kingston-upon-Hull South West Arnott, JohnJohn Arnott 14,903 41.2 1
Keighley Lees-Smith, HastingsHastings Lees-Smith 18,412 44.7 1
Kilmarnock Climie, RobertRobert Climie 17,386 48.2 1
Liverpool Kirkdale Sandham, ElijahElijah Sandham 15,222 51.3 1
Leeds West Stamford, Thomas WilliamThomas William Stamford 18,765 41.9 1
Leicester East Wise, Edward FrankEdward Frank Wise 22,533 50.8 1
Leyton East Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 11,111 42.9 1
Merthyr Wallhead, R. C.R. C. Wallhead 22,701 59.6 1
Motherwell Barr, JamesJames Barr 16,650 58.0 1
Norwich Jewson, DorothyDorothy Jewson 31,040 24.0 3
Oldham Lang, GordonGordon Lang 34,223 26.2 1
Paisley Welsh, JamesJames Welsh 22,425 55.8 1
Perth Gault, HelenHelen Gault 8,291 23.5 3
St Pancras North Marley, JamesJames Marley 17,458 48.5 1
Salford West Haycock, AlexanderAlexander Haycock 15,647 42.8 1
Western Isles MacDiarmid, John M.John M. MacDiarmid 3,589 32.5 2
West Renfrewshire Forgan, RobertRobert Forgan 14,419 46.5 1
West Stirlingshire Johnston, TomTom Johnston 15,179 56.7 1
Whitehaven Phillips Price, MorganMorgan Phillips Price 14,034 46.8 1
Widnes Cameron, Alexander GordonAlexander Gordon Cameron 19,125 51.0 1
Willesden East Lloyd, William DaviesWilliam Davies Lloyd 13,977 33.1 2

All candidates stood as part of the Labour Party.

By-elections 1929–1931[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position
Glasgow Shettleston by-election, 1930 McGovern, JohnJohn McGovern 10,699 42.8 1
East Renfrewshire by-election, 1930 Irwin, TomTom Irwin 12,293 33.3 2
Rutherglen by-election, 1931 Hardie, DavidDavid Hardie 6,736 51.4 1

All candidates except Irwin were endorsed by the Labour Party.

1931 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Bradford East Jowett, FredFred Jowett 15,779 41.2 2
Bute and Northern Ayrshire Sloan, AlexanderAlexander Sloan 12,758 34.3 2
Camborne Spurrell, KateKate Spurrell 8,280 24.5 3
Clapham Browning, HildaHilda Browning 7,317 23.0 2
Dumbarton Burghs Kirkwood, DavidDavid Kirkwood 16,335 51.6 1
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 16,630 58.2 1
Glasgow Camlachie Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 15,282 45.3 2
Glasgow Govan Buchanan, GeorgeGeorge Buchanan 19,278 58.1 1
Glasgow Kelvingrove Winning, JohnJohn Winning 12,415 36.6 2
Glasgow Shettleston McGovern, JohnJohn McGovern 16,301 47.8 1
Kilmarnock Pollock, JohnJohn Pollock 14,767 40.4 2
Lanark Gibson, JackJack Gibson 11,815 36.4 2
Leyton East Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 10,433 37.6 2
Liverpool Kirkdale Sandham, ElijahElijah Sandham 9,531 30.1 2
Merthyr Wallhead, R. C.R. C. Wallhead 24,623 69.4 1
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Trevelyan, CharlesCharles Trevelyan 12,136 37.3 2
North Lanarkshire Lee, JennieJennie Lee 19,691 44.7 2
Norwich Jewson, DorothyDorothy Jewson 26,537 19.7 4
Peckham Beckett, JohnJohn Beckett 11,217 33.5 2
Perth Gault, HelenHelen Gault 3,705 9.7 3
Stockport Abbott, John ThomasJohn Thomas Abbott 15,591 11.3 4
Warwick and Leamington Garton, Charles GeorgeCharles George Garton 9,261 19.4 2
West Renfrewshire Mann, JeanJean Mann 10,203 31.5 2

In addition, Josiah Wedgwood was elected unopposed for Newcastle-under-Lyme. Only those ILP members not accredited by the Labour Party are listed.[9]

By-elections, 1931–1935[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
New Forest and Christchurch by-election, 1932 Smith, C. A.C. A. Smith 5,135 18.0
Kilmarnock by-election, 1933 Pollock, JohnJohn Pollock 7,575 20.9 3
Upton by-election, 1934 Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 748 3.5
Merthyr by-election, 1934 Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 3,508 9.8 3

1935 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Aberdeen North Macintosh, FraserFraser Macintosh 3,871 11.1 3
Bradford East Jowett, FredFred Jowett 8,983 26.7 2
Camborne Spurrell, KateKate Spurrell 592 1.9 4
Chorley Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards 1,365 3.3 3
Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire Gibson, DavidDavid Gibson 1,513 4.3 4
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 17,691 65.0 1
Glasgow Camlachie Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 15,070 47.1 1
Glasgow Gorbals Buchanan, GeorgeGeorge Buchanan 22,860 75.0 1
Glasgow Govan Taylor, TomTom Taylor 4,959 16.0 3
Glasgow Shettleston McGovern, JohnJohn McGovern 18,377 52.8 1
Glasgow Tradeston Carmichael, JamesJames Carmichael 3,423 13.2 3
Kilmarnock Pollock, JohnJohn Pollock 3,582 10.2 3
Lanark Carlin, WilliamWilliam Carlin 2,583 8.3 3
Merthyr Stanfield, ClaudeClaude Stanfield 9,640 32.0 2
North Lanarkshire Lee, JennieJennie Lee 17,267 37.3 2
Norwich Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 6,737 5.4 5
Whitehaven Stephenson, TomTom Stephenson 1,004 3.3 3

By-elections, 1935–1945[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Stretford by-election, 1939 Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards 4,424 15.1 2
Glasgow Pollok by-election, 1940 Nicolson, JohnJohn Nicolson 8,206 11.9 2
East Renfrewshire by-election, 1940 Maxton, AnnieAnnie Maxton 8,206 19.3 2
Lancaster by-election, 1941 Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 5,418 19.5 3
Edinburgh Central by-election, 1941 Taylor, TomTom Taylor 1,950 29.0 2
Cardiff East by-election, 1942 Brockway, FennerFenner Brockway 3,311 24.8 2
Glasgow Cathcart by-election, 1942 Carmichael, JamesJames Carmichael 2,493 13.8 3
Bristol Central by-election, 1943 McNair, JohnJohn McNair 830 7.4 3
Woolwich West by-election, 1943 Colyer, TomTom Colyer 3,419 27.2 2
Acton by-election, 1943 Padley, WalterWalter Padley 2,336 28.1 2
Bilston by-election, 1944 Eaton, ArthurArthur Eaton 9,344 49.1 2
Newport by-election, 1945 Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards 13,722 45.5 2

1945 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Bilston Eaton, ArthurArthur Eaton 849 1.8 3
Bradford East Ballantine, WillWill Ballantine 5,105 14.6 3
Glasgow Bridgeton Maxton, JamesJames Maxton 13,220 66.4 1
Glasgow Camlachie Stephen, CampbellCampbell Stephen 15,558 57.7 1
Glasgow Shettleston McGovern, JohnJohn McGovern 11,947 35.5 1

By-elections, 1945–1950[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Battersea North by-election, 1946 Dewar, HugoHugo Dewar 240 1.5 3
Glasgow Bridgeton by-election, 1946 Carmichael, JamesJames Carmichael 6,351 34.3 1
Liverpool Edge Hill by-election, 1947 Gibson, DavidDavid Gibson 154 0.7 4
Glasgow Camlachie by-election, 1948 Maxton, AnnieAnnie Maxton 1,622 6.4 3

1950 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Burnley Carradice, DanDan Carradice 295 0.5 4
Glasgow Bridgeton Duncan, RobertRobert Duncan 1,974 5.8 3
Glasgow Shettleston Graham, JimJim Graham 1,031 2.5 4
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Barton, FredFred Barton 812 2.1 3

By-elections, 1950–1951[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Glasgow Scotstoun by-election, 1950 Gibson, DavidDavid Gibson 680 1.9 3
Ormskirk by-election, 1951 Barton, FredFred Barton 689 2.0 3

1951 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Barton, FredFred Barton 1,006 2.5 3
Glasgow Bridgeton Duncan, RobertRobert Duncan 1,796 5.4 3
Glasgow Shettleston Graham, JimJim Graham 1,195 2.8 3

1955 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Bermondsey Birkett, StanStan Birkett 715 2.5 3
Glasgow Bridgeton Stone, GeorgeGeorge Stone 2,619 7.4 3

By-elections, 1955–1959[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
East Ham North by-election, 1957 Christopher, BillBill Christopher 458 2.1 4
Glasgow Kelvingrove by-election, 1958 Park, WilliamWilliam Park 587 2.8 4
Islington North by-election, 1958 McKie, JimJim McKie 576 2.9 3

1959 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Glasgow Kelvingrove Park, WilliamWilliam Park 740 3.0 3
Walthamstow East Christopher, BillBill Christopher 183 0.5 4

By-elections, 1959–1964[edit]

By-election Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Glasgow Bridgeton by-election, 1961 Stone, GeorgeGeorge Stone 586 3.1 4

1966 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Leyton Hanley, BillBill Hanley 441 0.9 4

1970 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
Halifax Graham, AlistairAlistair Graham 847 1.7 3

February 1974 general election[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes  % Position[8]
St Helens Pike, M.M. Pike 991 1.8 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b F. W. S. Craig, British Electoral Facts, 1885–1975, p.54
  2. ^ The Labour Annual (1896), pp.40-41
  3. ^ a b c F. W. S. Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918, p.xvi
  4. ^ "I.L.P. Candidates: the official list", Manchester Guardian, 10 December 1909
  5. ^ The New Hazell Annual and Almanack, vol.26, p.361
  6. ^ Independent Labour Party, Report of the Annual Conference (1919), pp.28-29
  7. ^ Independent Labour Party, The Report of the Annual Conference (1929), p.40
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p F. W. S. Craig, Minor parties at British Parliamentary elections 1885–1974
  9. ^ Report of the Annual Conference of the Labour Party (1931), p.295; Josiah Wedgwood omitted as he was not affiliated with the ILP.
  • F. W. S. Craig, Chronology of British Parliamentary By-elections 1833-1987