Northern Ireland general election, 1953


Northern Ireland general election, 1953
Northern Ireland general election, 1953
Northern Ireland
1949 ←
members
22 October 1953
→ 1958
members

All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader Basil Brooke James McSparran None
Party Ulster Unionist Nationalist (NI) Labour (NI)
Leader since 1 May 1943 15 November 1945 N/A
Leader's seat Lisnaskea Mourne None
Last election 37 seats (62.7%) 9 seats (26.8%) 0 seats (7.1%)
Seats won 38 7 0
Seat change increase1 decrease 2 steady 0
Popular vote 125,379 27,796 31,360
Percentage 48.6% 10.8% 12.1%
Swing decrease 14.1% decrease 16.0% increase 5.0%

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Election results by constituency.

Prime Minister before election

Basil Brooke
Ulster Unionist

Elected Prime Minister

Basil Brooke
Ulster Unionist

Northern Ireland 1921–72
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The Northern Ireland general election, 1953 was held on 22 October 1953. Like all previous elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it produced a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party.

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Results

Northern Ireland General Election 1953
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Ulster Unionist 43 38 3 2 + 1 73.1 48.6 125,379 -14.1
  Independent Unionist 8 1 1 2 - 1 1.9 12.8 32,998 +12.2
  Labour (NI) 9 0 0 0 0 12.1 31,360 +5.0
  Nationalist (NI) 8 7 0 2 - 2 13.5 10.8 27,796 -16.0
  Irish Labour 6 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 5.1 13,223 N/A
  Anti-Partition 3 2 2 0 + 2 3.8 3.0 7,728 N/A
  Independent Irish Labour 2 0 0 0 0 2.6 6,639 N/A
  Republican Labour 1 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 2.3 5,947 N/A
  Independent Labour 1 1 0 0 0 1.9 1.5 3,902 -0.6
  Independent 2 1 0 1 - 1 1.9 0.7 1,745 +0.2
  Communist (NI) 1 0 0 0 0 0.5 1,207 +0.3

All parties shown. Electorate 888,352 (428,216 in contested seats); Turnout 60.2% (257,924).

Votes summary

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
48.61%
Independent Unionist
  
12.79%
Labour
  
12.16%
Nationalist Party
  
10.78%
Irish Labour
  
5.13%
Anti-Partition
  
3%
Independent Irish Labour
  
2.57%
Republican Labour
  
2.31%
Independent Labour
  
1.51%
Communist
  
0.47%
Independent
  
0.68%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
73.08%
Independent Unionist
  
1.92%
Nationalist Party
  
13.46%
Irish Labour
  
1.92%
Anti-Partition
  
3.85%
Republican Labour
  
1.92%
Independent Labour
  
1.92%
Independent
  
1.92%

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References



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