Irish general election, 1938

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Irish general election, 1938
Republic of Ireland
1937 ←
members
17 June 1938
TDs elected
→ 1943
members

137 of 138 seats in Dáil Éireann
70 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg William Thomas Cosgrave.jpg
Leader Éamon de Valera W. T. Cosgrave William Norton
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour
Leader since 26 March 1926 September 1934 1932
Leader's seat Clare Cork Borough Kildare
Last election 69 seats, 45.2% 48 seats, 34.8% 13 seats, 10.3%
Seats won 77 45 9
Seat change Increase8 Decrease3 Decrease4
Percentage 51.9% 33.3% 10.0%
Swing Increase6.7% Decrease1.5% Decrease0.3%

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Percentage of seats gained by each of the three major parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.

Taoiseach before election

Éamon de Valera
Fianna Fáil

Subsequent Taoiseach

Éamon de Valera
Fianna Fáil

The Irish general election of 1938 was held on 17 June 1938. The 138 newly elected members of the 10th Dáil assembled on 30 June when the new Taoiseach and government were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, and won the first overall majority in the history of the State.

The general election took place in 34 parliamentary constituencies throughout Ireland for 138 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.

Result[edit]

10th Irish general election – 17 June 1938[1][2][3]
Party Leader Seats ±  % of
seats
First Pref
votes
 % FPv ±%
Fianna Fáil Éamon de Valera 77 +8 55.8 667,996 51.9 +6.7
Fine Gael W. T. Cosgrave 45 –3 32.6 428,633 33.3 –1.5
Labour William Norton 9 –4 6.5 128,945 10.0 –0.3
Independent N/A 7 –1 5.1 60,685 4.7 –5.0
Spoilt votes 15,811
Total 138 0 100 1,302,070 100
Electorate/Turnout 1,770,422 76.7%

First time TDs[edit]

Re-elected TDs[edit]

Outgoing TDs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10th Dáil 1938 General Election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dáil elections since 1918". ARK Northern Ireland. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1009-1017 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7