Irish general election, June 1927

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Irish general election, June 1927
Republic of Ireland
1923 ←
members
9 June 1927
TDs elected
→ Sep 1927
members

152 of 153 seats in Dáil Éireann
77 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  William Thomas Cosgrave.jpg Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg Tomjohnson.jpg
Leader W. T. Cosgrave Éamon de Valera Thomas Johnson
Party Cumann na nGaedheal Fianna Fáil Labour Party
Leader since April 1923 26 March 1926 1922
Leader's seat Carlow–Kilkenny Clare Dublin County
Last election 63 seats, 39.0% N/A 14 seats, 10.6%
Seats before 60 N/A 15
Seats won 47 44 22
Seat change Decrease13 Increase44 Increase7
Percentage 27.4% 26.2% 12.6%
Swing Decrease11.6% Increase26.2% Increase2.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  No image.svg No image.svg No image.svg
Leader Michael Heffernan William Redmond John J. O'Kelly
Party Farmers' Party National League Party Sinn Féin
Leader since 1927 1926 1926
Leader's seat Tipperary Waterford N/A
Last election 15 seats, 12.1% N/A 44 seats, 27.4%
Seats before 15 2 47
Seats won 11 8 5
Seat change Decrease4 Increase6 Decrease42
Percentage 8.9% 7.3% 3.6%
Swing Decrease3.2% Increase7.3% Decrease23.8%

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Percentage of seats gained by each of the five biggest parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.

President of the Executive Council before election

W. T. Cosgrave
Cumann na nGaedheal

Subsequent President of the Executive Council

W. T. Cosgrave
Cumann na nGaedheal

The Irish general election of June 1927 was held on 9 June 1927. The newly elected members of the 5th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 23 June when the new President of the Executive Council and Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed.

The election saw the establishment of Fianna Fáil as a participant in the Dáil, taking most of the support and many of the members of the abstentionist Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin. The impact of this shift was to remove Cumann na nGaedheal's working majority among TDs attending, making the Dáil short-lived.

Result[edit]

5th Irish general election – 9 June 1927[1][2][3]
Party Leader Seats ±  % of
seats
First Pref
votes
 % FPv ±%
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 47 –16 30.7 314,703 27.4 –11.6
Fianna Fáil Éamon de Valera 44 New 28.7 299,486 26.2 New
Labour Party Thomas Johnson 22 +8 14.4 143,849 12.6 +2.0
Farmers' Party Michael Heffernan 11 –4 7.2 101,955 8.9 –3.2
National League Party William Redmond 8 New 5.2 83,598 7.3 New
Sinn Féin John J. O'Kelly 5[4] –39 3.3 41,401 3.6 –23.8
Clann Éireann William Magennis 0 New 0 5,527 0.5 New
Blind Men's Party 0 New 0 1,559 0.1 New
Town Tenants' Association 0 0 0 1,012 0.1 –0.1
Independent N/A 16 +3 10.4 153,370 13.4 +5.3
Spoilt votes 31,337
Total 153 0 100 1,177,797 100
Electorate/Turnout 1,730,177 68.1%
  • Cumann na nGaedheal minority government formed.

First time TDs[edit]

Outgoing TDs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5th Dáil June 1927 General Election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dáil elections since 1918". ARK Northern Ireland. Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, pp1010-1017 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ Results given for Sinn Féin here are compared to those won by Republicans in the previous election.