British Electoral Data, 1885-1949

These data contain vote counts for each parliamentary constituency in Great Britain for each general election between 1885 and 1949. These files contain data for single and multiple seat constituencies. The variables found in the data files are: id - an identifier, seats - the number of seats in the constituency, name - the name of the constituency, the number of votes cast for the various parties in each general election, votes - the total number of votes cast, and turnout - the turnout figures for particular constituencies. Please note that this latter variable is not present in all data files.

Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom
Time Period: 

1885 - 1949

Data Publisher:


Documentation is available from the UK Data Service at: :

  • guide.pdf
  • UKDA_Study_5673_Information.htm
  • read5673.txt
UKDA Study Number: 
Data Access: 

Available for academic use. Registration with UKDS is required.