Snap goes the election: UK snap elections through history
A little while back, Theresa May called a snap election. Since then, the headlines have been busy predicting how the Conservatives will fare, outraged at how Manifesto's aren't costed, and pondering whether Boris Johnson will be allowed back into the Cabinet.
I've looked at the results of previous snap elections, to assess how previous goverments have done, and whether snap elections really were the opportunity reigning governments were hoping for.
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Who called and won the election?
|Year||Party that called the election||Party that won the most seats|
|1923||Conservative||Conservative - with a reduced majority|
|1931||Labour||Conservative - with a whopping majority|
|1955||Conservative||Conservative - increased their majority by 24 seats|
|1966||Labour||Labour - increased their majority by 47 seats|