1924 vote of no confidence against the government of Stanley Baldwin

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The 1924 vote of no confidence against the government of Stanley Baldwin was a vote of no confidence against Conservative Party leader Stanley Baldwin. After an election in December 1923 the Conservative Party did not have the majority it needed to form a government allowing Labour and the Liberals to pass the vote.[1] After Baldwin's resignation Ramsay MacDonald formed a minority Government and became the first Labour Prime Minister.[2]

Motion and Vote[edit]

Yes votes 328
No votes 251

The motion moved by J. R. Clynes MP was "That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, as followeth:— Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Majesty for the Gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament. But it is our duty respectfully to submit to your Majesty that Your Majesty's present advisers have not the confidence of this House."[3]

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