United Kingdom general election, 1923


United Kingdom general election, 1923

Infobox Election
election_name = United Kingdom general election, 1923
country = United Kingdom
type = parliamentary
ongoing = no
previous_election = United Kingdom general election, 1922
previous_year = 1922
previous_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1922
next_election = United Kingdom general election, 1924
next_year = 1924
next_mps = MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1924
seats_for_election = All 616 seats to the House of Commons
election_date = 6 December 1923


leader1 = Stanley Baldwin
leader_since1 = 23 May 1923
party1 = Conservative Party (UK)
leaders_seat1 = Bewdley
last_election1 = 344 seats, 38.5%
seats1 = 258
seat_change1 = -86
popular_vote1 = 5,286,159
percentage1 = 38.0%


leader2 = Ramsay MacDonald
leader_since2 = 21 November 1922
party2 = Labour Party (UK)
leaders_seat2 = Aberavon
last_election2 = 142 seats, 29.7%
seats2 = 191
seat_change2 = +49
popular_vote2 = 4,267,831
percentage2 = 30.7%


leader3 = H. H. Asquith
leader_since3 = 30 April 1908
party3 = Liberal Party (UK)
leaders_seat3 = Paisley
last_election3 = 62 seats, 18.9%
seats3 = 158
seat_change3 = +96
popular_vote3 = 4,129,922
percentage3 = 29.7%
title = PM
before_election = Stanley Baldwin
before_party = Conservative Party (UK)
after_election = Ramsay MacDonald
after_party = Labour Party (UK)

The UK general election of 1923 was held on 6 December 1923. The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin, won the most seats, but Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald and Herbert Henry Asquith's reunited Liberal Party gained enough to produce a hung parliament. As the election had been fought on the Conservative proposals for tariff reform it was inevitable that they could not retain office and so the first ever Labour government was formed. Being in a minority it only lasted 10 months and another election was held in October 1924.

Results

Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidates = 536
seats = 258
gain =
loss =
net = - 86
votes = 5,286,159
votes % = 38.0
seats % = 41.951
plus/minus = -0.5
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidates = 427
seats = 191
gain =
loss =
net = + 49
votes = 4,267,831
votes % = 30.7
seats % = 31.056
plus/minus = +1.0
government = yes
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidates = 457
seats = 158
gain =
loss =
net = + 96
votes = 4,129,922
votes % = 29.7
seats % = 25.691
plus/minus = +10.8
government =
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Nationalist Party (Northern Ireland)
candidates = 4
seats = 3
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 54,157
votes % = 0.4
seats % = 0.487
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent (politician)
candidates = 6
seats = 2
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = - 1
votes = 36,802
votes % = 0.3
seats % = 0.325
plus/minus = -0.5
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Communist Party of Great Britain
candidates = 4
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = - 1
votes = 34,258
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Belfast Labour Party
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 22,255
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Labour
candidates = 4
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = - 1
votes = 17,331
votes % = 0.2
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Liberal
candidates = 3
seats = 1
gain = 1
loss = 1
net = 0
votes = 16,184
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Constitutionalist
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 1
net = - 1
votes = 15,500
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Independent Conservative
candidates = 1
seats = 0
gain = 0
loss = 3
net = - 3
votes = 15,171
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = -0.8
Election Summary Party with Candidates
party = Scottish Prohibition Party
candidates = 1
seats = 1
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 12,877
votes % = 0.1
seats % =
plus/minus = 0.0
Election Summary with Candidates
party = Christian Pacifist
candidates = 1
seats = 1
gain = 0
loss = 0
net = 0
votes = 570
votes % = 0.0
seats % =
plus/minus = "N/A"

"Total number of votes cast: 13,909,017. All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists."

Votes summary

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eats summary

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References

*F. W. S. Craig, "British Electoral Facts: 1832-1987"
* [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/geresults.html United Kingdom election results - summary results 1885-1979]

ee also

*MPs elected in the United Kingdom general election, 1923

External links

* [http://www.conservativemanifesto.com/1923/1923-conservative-manifesto.shtml 1923 Conservative manifesto]
* [http://www.labour-party.org.uk/manifestos/1923/1923-labour-manifesto.shtml 1923 Labour manifesto]
* [http://www.libdemmanifesto.com/1923/1923-liberal-manifesto.shtml 1923 Liberal manifesto]


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