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General election trail

Discover incredible objects from general elections.

Image of Landscape banner with gold fringing, embroidery, and lettering reading: 'General Election 1906'.

1906 general election

Silk banner made by Tutill & Co

The Liberal Party won a landslide general election in 1906 taking 397 seats in parliament.  The Conservative Party had its worst ever result winning only 156 seats.

Did you know?  The Labour Representation Committee led by Keir Hardie won six seats in the 1906 general election, bringing the number of Labour MPs up to 29.

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