United Kingdom general election, 1906

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The United Kingdom general election of 1906 was held from 12 January to 8 February 1906.

The Liberals, led by sitting minority Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman, won a large majority in the election. The Conservatives under Arthur Balfour lost more than half their seats, while the Labour Representation Committee was far more successful than in 1900 and after the election would be reformed as "The Labour Party" with 29 MPs and Keir Hardie as leader. The Irish Parliamentary Party, led by John Redmond, achieved its seats with a relatively low number of votes, as 74 candidates stood unopposed.

This election was a landslide defeat for the Conservative Party, with the primary reason given by historians as the party's weakness after its split over the issue of free trade (Joseph Chamberlain had resigned from government in September 1903 in order to campaign for Tariff Reform, which would allow 'preferential tariffs'). Many working class people saw this as a threat to the price of food, hence the debate was nicknamed 'Big Loaf, Little Loaf'. The Liberals' landslide victory led to the passing of social legislation known as the Liberal reforms.

Results

United Kingdom General Election, 1906
Party Seats Gains Losses Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Liberal Party399+ 21648.72,751,057
  156− 24642.92,422,071
  29281+ 275.7321,663
  110+ 10.842,155
  8261+ 50.635,031
  110+ 10.418,886
  00000.418,446
  00000.314,877
  Free Trader00000.28,974
  Independent Lib-Lab110+ 10.14,841
  Independent00000.13,806
  10000.01,800
  001− 10.01,581
  Independent Liberal Unionist00000.0153

See also

External links

1906 Conservative manifesto
1906 Labour manifesto
1906 Liberal manifesto

References

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Leader David Cameron

Founded Historical 1671, Modern 1830
Headquarters 30 Millbank, London SW1

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Leader Gordon Brown

Founded February 27, 1900
Headquarters 39 Victoria Street
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Leader David Cameron

Founded Historical 1671, Modern 1830
Headquarters 30 Millbank, London SW1

Political Ideology Conservatism
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Political Position Centre-right

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