All 670 seats in the House of Commons
336 seats needed for a majority
Colours denote the winning party
The January 1910 United Kingdom general election was held from 15 January to 10 February 1910. The government called the election in the midst of a constitutional crisis caused by the rejection of the People's Budget by the Conservative-dominated House of Lords, in order to get a mandate to pass the budget.
The general election resulted in a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party led by Arthur Balfour and their Liberal Unionist allies receiving the most votes, but the Liberals led by H. H. Asquith winning the most seats, returning two more MPs than the Conservatives. Asquith formed a government with the support of the Irish Parliamentary Party, led by John Redmond. Another general election was soon held in December.
The Labour Party, led by Arthur Henderson, continued to gather momentum, going from 29 seats to 40.
|Party||Leader||Stood||Elected||Gained||Unseated||Net||% of total||%||No.||Net %|
|Conservative and Liberal Unionist||Arthur Balfour||594||272||130||14||+116||40.6||46.8||2,919,236||+3.4|
|Liberal||H. H. Asquith||511||274||12||135||−123||40.9||43.5||2,712,511||−5.4|
|Irish Parliamentary||John Redmond||85||71||0||11||−11||10.6||1.2||74,047||+0.6|
|Social Democratic Federation||H. M. Hyndman||9||0||0||0||0||0.2||13,479||−0.1|
|Free Trader||John Eldon Gorst||4||0||0||0||0||0.2||11,553|
|Scottish Prohibition||Edwin Scrymgeour||1||0||0||0||0||0.0||756|
Total votes cast: 6,234,435.