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United Kingdom general election, 1922

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David Lloyd George
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United Kingdom general election, 1922
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The United Kingdom general election of 1922 was held on Wednesday 15 November 1922. It was the first election held after most of the Irish counties left the United Kingdom to form the Irish Free State, and was won by Andrew Bonar Law's Conservatives, who gained an overall majority over Labour, led by J. R. Clynes, and a divided Liberal Party.

The Liberal Party were split between the "National Liberals" following David Lloyd George and the "Liberals" following H. H. Asquith. However, some candidates stood calling for a reunited Liberal party whilst others appear to have backed both Asquith and Lloyd George. Few sources are able to agree on exact numbers, and even in contemporary records held by the two groups some MPs were claimed for both sides. It was the first election where Labour surpassed the combined strength of both Liberal parties in votes and seats.

Until the previous month the Conservatives had been in coalition with the Lloyd George Liberals and some Lloyd George Liberals were not opposed by Conservative candidates (e.g. Winston Churchill, who was defeated at Dundee nonetheless) whilst many leading Conservatives (e.g. former leaders Sir Austen Chamberlain, Arthur Balfour and Lord Birkenhead) were not members of Bonar Law's government and hoped to hold the balance of power after the election; this was not to be, as Bonar Law won an overall majority.

Dec 1910 election MPs
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Results

UK General Election 1922
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative 482 344 + 12 55.9 38.5 5,294,465 +6.0
  Labour 414 142 + 85 23.1 29.7 4,076,665 +8.9
  Liberal 334 62 + 26 10.1 18.9 2,601,486 +5.9
  National Liberal 155 53 - 74 8.6 9.9 1,355,366 -2.7
  Independent Conservative 20 3 3 1 + 2 0.5 0.9 116,861 +0.5
  Independent 15 3 3 2 + 1 0.5 0.8 114,697 -0.2
  Nationalist 4 3 2 6 - 4 0.5 0.4 57,641 -1.8
  Communist 5 2 2 0 + 2 0.17 0.2 30,684 N/A
  Agriculturalist 4 0 0 0 0 0.2 21,510 0.0
  Independent Labour 4 1 0 1 - 1 0.17 0.1 18,419 -1.0
  Constitutionalist 1 1 1 0 + 1 0.17 0.1 16,662 N/A
  Scottish Prohibition 1 1 1 0 + 1 0.17 0.1 16,289 +0.1
  Independent Liberal 3 1 1 1 0 0.17 0.1 13,197 -0.1
  Independent Unionist 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 9,861 N/A
  Independent Communist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 4,027 N/A
  Anti-Parliamentary Communist 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 470 N/A

Total votes cast: 13,748,300. Turnout 73.0%.[1] All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists. National Liberals were party formed by Lloyd George's Coalition Liberals after leaving the government. Their net seat change is compared with the Coalition Liberals' number of seats after the 1918 election.

Votes summary

Popular vote
Conservative
  
38.51%
Labour
  
29.65%
Liberal
  
18.92%
National Liberal
  
9.86%
Independent
  
2.01%
Nationalist
  
0.42%
Communist
  
0.22%
Others
  
0.41%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Conservative
  
55.93%
Labour
  
23.09%
Liberal
  
10.08%
National Liberal
  
8.62%
Independent
  
1.3%
Nationalist
  
0.49%
Communist
  
0.16%
Others
  
0.33%

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