These representative diagrams show the composition of the parties in the 1950 general election.
Note: This is not the official seating plan of the House of Commons, which has five rows of benches on each side, with the government party to the right of the Speaker and opposition parties to the left, but with room for only around two-thirds of MPs to sit at any one time.
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- The National Liberals, (Scottish) Unionists and Ulster Unionists were in alliance with the Conservatives, bringing total Conservative strength to 298 seats.
Notable newcomers to the House of Commons included Edward Heath, Horace King, Fred Mulley, Bernard Braine, Harry Hylton-Foster, Iain Macleod, Gerald Nabarro, Reginald Maudling, Robert Carr, Bill Deedes, Enoch Powell, David Ormsby-Gore, Christopher Soames, Anthony Crosland, and Jo Grimond.
× MacManaway was disqualified for being a Church of Ireland priest. A by-election was held in November 1950.
ł Polling in Moss Side took place on 9 March after the Conservative candidate, Sqn. Ldr. Fleming, died before polling day. Florence Horsbrugh had previously stood in the main election in Midlothian and Peebles.
See the list of United Kingdom by-elections.
- The Times House of Commons 1950 (1950)