Irish general election, 1943

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Irish general election, 1943
Republic of Ireland
1938 ←
members
23 June 1943
TDs elected
→ 1944
members

137 of 138 seats in Dáil Éireann
70 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg William Thomas Cosgrave.jpg
Leader Éamon de Valera W. T. Cosgrave
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael
Leader since 26 March 1926 September 1934
Leader's seat Clare Cork Borough
Last election 77 seats, 51.9% 45 seats, 33.3%
Seats before 77 44
Seats won 67 32
Seat change Decrease11 Decrease12
Percentage 41.9% 23.1%
Swing Decrease10.0% Decrease10.2%

  Third party Fourth party
  No image.svg No image.svg
Leader William Norton Michael Donnellan
Party Labour Party Clann na Talmhan
Leader since 1932 1938
Leader's seat Kildare Galway East
Last election 9 seats, 10.0% N/A
Seats before 9 N/A
Seats won 17 10
Seat change Increase8 Increase10
Percentage 15.7% 9.0%
Swing Increase5.7% Increase9.0%

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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 1943 was held on 23 June 1943. The 138 newly elected members of the 11th Dáil assembled on 1 July when the new Taoiseach and government were appointed. Fianna Fáil remained in power, but had lost their parliamentary majority.

The general election took place in 34 parliamentary constituencies throughout Ireland for 138 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann. The election was fought while the Emergency Powers Act 1939 was still in force.

Result[edit]

11th Irish general election – 23 June 1943[1][2][3][4]
Party Leader Seats ±  % of
seats
First Pref
votes
 % FPv ±%
Fianna Fáil Éamon de Valera 67 –10 48.6 557,525 41.9 –10.0
Fine Gael W. T. Cosgrave 32 –13 23.2 307,490 23.1 –10.2
Labour Party William Norton 17 +8 12.3 208,812 15.7 +5.7
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 10 New 7.2 130,452 9.8
Monetary Reform Party Oliver J. Flanagan 1 New 0.7 4,377 0.3
Córas na Poblachta Simon Donnelly 0 New 0 3,892 0.3
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe 0 New 0 3,137 0.2
Independent N/A 11 +4 7.3 116,024 8.7 +4.0
Spoilt votes 16,198
Total 138 0 100 1,347,907 100
Electorate/Turnout 1,816,142 74.2%

First time TDs[edit]

Outgoing TDs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11th Dáil 1943 General Election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dáil elections since 1918". ARK Northern Ireland. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Manning (1972) notes that the Clann na Talmhan figure is often listed in error as 14, due to the inclusion of Independent Farmer TDs in the CnaT total.
  4. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1009-1017 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7

Sources[edit]

  • Manning, Maurice, 1972. Irish Political Parties: An Introduction. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-7171-0536-6