Northern Ireland general election, 1958

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Northern Ireland general election, 1958
Northern Ireland
1953 ←
members
20 March 1958 → 1962
members

All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Basil Brooke Joe Stewart None
Party UUP Nationalist NI Labour
Leader since 1 May 1943 1958 N/A
Leader's seat Lisnaskea East Tyrone None
Last election 38 seats (48.6%) 7 seats (10.8%) 0 seats (12.1%)
Seats won 37 7 4
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady 0 Increase 4
Popular vote 106,177 36,013 38,093
Percentage 44.0% 14.9% 15.8%
Swing Decrease 4.6% Increase 4.1% Increase 3.0%

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Election results by constituency.

Prime Minister before election

Basil Brooke
UUP

Elected Prime Minister

Basil Brooke
UUP

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The Northern Ireland general election, 1958 was held on 20 March 1958. Like all previous elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it produced a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party.

Results[edit]

Northern Ireland General Election 1958
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  UUP 46 37 3 4 - 1 71.2 44.0 106,177 -4.6
  NI Labour 8 4 4 0 + 4 7.7 15.8 38,093 +3.0
  Nationalist 8 7 0 0 0 13.5 14.9 36,013 +4.1
  Independent Unionist 5 0 0 1 0 6.8 16,537 N/A
  Independent Labour 2 0 0 1 - 1 0.0 3.1 7,544 +0.6
  Republican Labour 1 1 0 0 0 1.9 3.1 7,510 +0.8
  Irish Labour 3 0 0 1 - 1 3.0 7,321 -2.1
  Independent Nationalist 2 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 2.1 5,168 N/A
  Independent Protestant Unionist 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 4,704 N/A
  Ind. Labour Group 1 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 2.0 4,683 N/A
  Independent 2 1 0 0 0 1.9 1.8 4,231 +1.1
  Independent Irish Labour 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 2,761 -2.5
  Liberal 1 0 0 0 0 0.3 759 N/A

Electorate: 891,064 (359,816 in contested seats); Turnout: 67.1% (241,501).

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
43.97%
Independent Unionist
  
6.85%
Labour
  
15.77%
Nationalist Party
  
14.91%
Independent Labour
  
5.06%
Republican Labour
  
3.11%
Irish Labour
  
3.03%
Independent Nationalist
  
2.14%
Independent Protestant Unionist
  
1.95%
Independent Irish Labour
  
1.14%
Ulster Liberal
  
0.31%
Independent
  
1.75%

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
71.15%
Labour
  
7.69%
Nationalist Party
  
13.46%
Independent Labour
  
1.92%
Republican Labour
  
1.92%
Independent Nationalist
  
1.92%
Independent
  
1.92%

References[edit]

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