Northern Ireland general election, 1929

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Northern Ireland general election, 1929
Northern Ireland
1925 ←
members
22 May 1929 → 1933
members

All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  James Craig Viscount Craigavon.jpg Joe Devlin.JPG No image.png
Leader James Craig Joe Devlin Sam Kyle
Party UUP Nationalist Labour (NI)
Leader since 7 June 1921 1918 1925
Leader's seat North Down Belfast Central Belfast Oldpark (defeated)
Last election 32 seats (55.0%) 10 seats (23.8%) 3 seats (4.7%)
Seats won 37 11 1
Seat change Increase 5 Increase 1 Decrease2
Popular vote 148,579 34,069 23,334
Percentage 50.8% 11.7% 8.0%
Swing Decrease 4.2% Decrease 9.5% Decrease 2.8%

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Percentage of seats gained by each of the party.

Prime Minister before election

James Craig
UUP

Elected Prime Minister

James Craig
UUP

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72

The Northern Ireland general election, 1929 was held on 22 May 1929. Like all previous elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it produced a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party. It was the first held after the abolition of proportional representation and the redrawing of electoral boundaries to create single-seat constituencies. As with the rest of the United Kingdom, this has made it more difficult for independent and minor party candidates to gain election.

Results[edit]

Northern Ireland General Election 1929
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  UUP 43 37 N/A N/A + 5 71.2 50.8 148,579 -4.2
  Independent Unionist 10 3 N/A N/A - 1 5.8 14.3 41,778 +5.3
  Nationalist 11 11 N/A N/A + 1 21.2 11.7 34,069 -9.5
  Labour (NI) 5 1 N/A N/A - 2 1.9 8.0 23,334 -2.8
  Liberal 5 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 6.2 18,208 N/A
  Local Option 3 0 N/A N/A N/A 3.3 9,776 N/A
  Town Tenants' Association 2 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 2.4 6,901 +1.5
  Independent Nationalist 1 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 1.3 3,694 N/A
  Independent 1 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 1.2 3,437 N/A
  Independent Labour 2 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A 0.8 2,442 N/A

Electorate: 775,307 (432,439 in contested seats); Turnout: 67.6% (292,218).

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
50.85%
Nationalist Party
  
11.66%
Independent Unionist
  
14.3%
Labour
  
7.99%
Ulster Liberal
  
6.23%
Independent
  
3.28%
Other
  
5.71%

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
71.15%
Nationalist Party
  
21.15%
Independent Unionist
  
5.77%
Labour
  
1.92%

References[edit]