Course of History

Percentage support for the Scottish National Party 1929 to 1979

Percentage support for the Scottish National Party 1929 to 1979

The Scottish National Party got 0.2% of the Scottish electorate in 1929 election - the first general election the Scottish National Party contended. By 1979 election, this had grown to 17.3% of all votes cast in Scotland. However, the party's representation in the House of Commons that this led to did not match the party's total vote in Scotland - the result of the way 'First-Past-The-Post' works. Under proportional representation, the Scottish National Party has gained far greater representation in the Scottish Parliament.

1929: 0.2% of the votes cast in Scotland

1931: 1.0% of the votes cast in Scotland

1935: 1.1% of the votes cast in Scotland

1945: 1.2% of the votes cast in Scotland

1950: 0.4% of the votes cast in Scotland

1951: 0.3% of the votes cast in Scotland

1955: 0.5% of the votes cast in Scotland

1959: 0.8% of the votes cast in Scotland

1964: 2.4% of the votes cast in Scotland

1966: 5.0% of the votes cast in Scotland

1970: 11.4% of the votes cast in Scotland

1974: 21.9% of the votes cast in Scotland

1974: 30.4% of the votes cast in Scotland

1979: 17.3% of the votes cast in Scotland

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