AT A GLANCE

UK General Elections

Results summaries for each Parliamentary election since 1974

Results summary comparison

YEAR
Number of seats per share of vote. The share of the vote per party is proportional to the turnout for each election.
2017
317 seats 262 35 12 1 22
2015
330 232 1 8 56 1 22
2010
306 258 57 6 23
2005
356 198 62 5 25
2001
413 166 52 5 6 17
1997
418 165 46 6 10 14
1992
336 271 20 3 9 4 8
1987
376 229 22 3 9 3 8
1983
397 209 17 6 2 19
1979
339 269 11 2 5 9
1974*
319 277 13 11 6 9
1974
301 297 14 7 7 9
* A second General Election was held in 1974 following the first one's result of a Hung Parliament and subsequent minority Government.

Turnout comparison

YEAR
50%
55%
60%
65%
70%
75%
80%
85%
90%
95%
2017 68.7
2015 66.4
2010 65.1
2005 61.4
2001 59.4
1997 71.3
1992 77.7
1987 75.3
1983 72.7
1979 76
1974 OCT 72.8
1974 FEB 78.8
Information sources: Wikipedia