Northern Ireland general election, 1925

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Northern Ireland general election, 1925
Northern Ireland
← 1921 3 April 1925 1929 →

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, 1st Viscount Craigavon.jpg Joe Devlin.JPG Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg
Leader James Craig Joe Devlin Éamon de Valera
Party UUP Nationalist Republican
Leader since 7 June 1921 1918 1917
Leader's seat Down Belfast West Down
Last election 40 seats, 67% 6 seats, 12% 6 seats, 20.5%
Seats won 32 10 2
Seat change Decrease8 Increase4 Decrease4
Popular vote 211,662 91,452 20,615
Percentage 55.0% 23.8% 5.3%
Swing Decrease11.9% Increase3.3% Decrease15.2%

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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
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Northern Ireland 1921–72

The Northern Ireland general election, 1925 was held on 3 April 1925. It was the second election to the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It saw significant losses for the Ulster Unionist Party, although they maintained their large majority. This was the last election for the Stormont parliament conducted using the Proportional Representation system. It was abolished by the Ulster Unionist government during this parliament and replaced with the first-past-the-post system used in Great Britain.

Results[edit]

Northern Ireland General Election 1925
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % Net %
  UUP 40 32 0 8 - 8 61.5 55.0 211,662 -11.9
  Nationalist 11 10 4 0 + 4 19.2 23.8 91,452 +3.3
  Independent Unionist 4 4 4 0 + 4 7.7 9.0 34,716 +9.0
  Republican 6 2 0 4 - 4 3.8 5.3 20,615 -15.2
  NI Labour 3 3 3 0 + 3 5.8 4.7 18,114 +4.7
  Unbought Tenants 1 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 1.3 4,886 +1.3
  Town Tenants' Association 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 3,320 +0.9

Electorate 611,683 (512,264 in contested seats); Turnout: 75.1% (384,745).

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
55.01%
Nationalist Party
  
23.77%
Independent Unionist
  
9.02%
Republican
  
5.36%
Labour
  
4.71%
Tenants Associations
  
2.13%

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
61.54%
Nationalist Party
  
19.23%
Independent Unionist
  
7.69%
Republican
  
3.85%
Labour
  
5.77%
Unbought Tenants
  
1.92%

References[edit]