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Conservative Party candidates 1832 to 1979

Conservative Party candidates 1832 to 1979

The number of Conservative Party candidates nearly doubled between the 1832 and 1979 elections. This reflects the far greater number of constituencies that were created between those years, the result of the growth in the electorate that came about as a result of the 1832, 1867, 1884 and 1918 reform acts.

1832: 350

1835: 407

1837: 485

1841: 498

1847: 421

1852: 462

1857: 351

1859: 393

1865: 407

1868: 436

1874: 507

1880: 521

1885: 602

1886: 653

1892: 606

1895: 588

1900: 569

1906: 556

1910: 594

1910*: 548

1918: 445

1922: 482

1923: 536

1924: 534

1929: 590

1931: 583

1935: 583

1945: 618

1950: 619

1951: 617

1955: 624

1959: 625

1964: 630

1966: 629

1970: 628

1974: 623

1974**: 622

1979: 622

* = December

** = October