Northern Ireland general election, 1962

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Northern Ireland general election, 1962
Northern Ireland
1958 ←
members
31 May 1962 → 1965
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 Tom Boyd
Party UUP Nationalist Labour (NI)
Leader since 1 May 1943 1958 1958
Leader's seat Lisnaskea East Tyrone Belfast Pottinger
Last election 37 seats (44.0%) 7 seats (14.9%) 4 seats (15.8%)
Seats won 34 9 4
Seat change Decrease3 Increase2 Steady 0
Popular vote 147,629 45,860 76,842
Percentage 48.8% 15.1% 25.4%
Swing Increase 4.8% Increase 0.2% Increase 9.6%

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

The Northern Ireland general election, 1962 was held on 31 May 1962. 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 1962
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  UUP 45 34 0 2 - 2 65.3 48.8 147,629 +4.8
  Labour (NI) 14 4 0 0 0 7.7 25.4 76,842 +9.6
  Nationalist 9 9 2 0 + 2 17.3 15.1 45,860 +0.2
  Liberal 4 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 3.6 11,005 +3.3
  Republican Labour 1 1 0 0 0 1.9 2.5 7,662 -0.6
  Independent Labour 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 6,946 +0.3
  Irish Labour 1 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 1.1 3,288 -1.9
  Ind. Labour Group 2 1 0 0 0 1.9 0.8 2,343 -1.2
  Independent 1 1 0 0 0 1.9 0.4 1,220 -1.4
  World Socialist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 66 N/A

All parties shown. Electorate: 903,596 (458,838 in contested seats); Turnout: 66.0% (302,681).

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
48.77%
Labour
  
25.39%
Nationalist Party
  
15.15%
Independent Labour
  
3.07%
Republican Labour
  
2.53%
Irish Labour
  
1.07%
World Socialist
  
0.02%
Ulster Liberal
  
3.64%
Independent
  
0.4%

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
65.38%
Labour
  
7.69%
Nationalist Party
  
17.31%
Independent Labour
  
1.92%
Republican Labour
  
1.92%
Irish Labour
  
1.92%
Ulster Liberal
  
1.92%
Independent
  
1.92%

See also[edit]

References[edit]