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Why did Labour lose the 1951 Election?

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How many seats over a majority did Labour have in the 1950 general election?
5
What year did Labour call for a general election with the hopes of increasing their majority in parliament?
1951
Give an example of a prominent cabinet minister that Labour had lost by 1951 due to old age
Ernest Bevin
Which party looked fresh and orchestrated in 1951, had fresh MPs, and ran an efficient campaign?
Conservative
In the 1951 election, which party focused mainly on past successes?
Labour
In the 1951 election, which party focused mainly on creating a good public image?
Conservative
Which party did the Representation of the People Act 1948 benefit the most?
Conservative
How many seats did Labour lose due to the 1948 Representation of the People Act?
30
Did Attlee block the 1948 Representation of the People Act?
No
In the 1951 election, what % of the middle class vote did Labour get?
16%
In the 1945 election, what % of the middle class vote did Labour get?
21%
How much % of the middle class vote did Labour lose between 1945-1951?
5%
In 1951, the middle classes were tired of austerity from which chancellor?
Stafford Cripps
The swing in votes from who was mainly responsible for the loss of the 1951 election?
Middle class
How many more votes than the Conservatives did Labour get in the 1951 general election?
250000
What was the Conservative majority in the 1951 election?
16
What was the swing towards Conservatives in the 1951 election, from the 1950 election?
2.5%
Key figures such as Anthony Eden, Butler, and MacMillan accepted key policies like the NHS and the mixed economy, but also captured the middle class vote too who were fed up with Labour.

What year is this referring to?
1951
The Liberal party declining meant that people wasted votes on the Liberals in marginal constituencies, causing the Conservatives to get into power.

What year did this happen in particular?
1951
Over how many 'wasted' votes were there for the Liberal Party in the 1951 election?
700000