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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general election, 1924
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The 1924 UK general election was held on 29th October 1924. The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin did dramatically better than in the 1923 general election and obtained a large parliamentary majority. Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald, lost a few seats, but the big losers were Herbert Henry Asquith's Liberals who lost 118 of their 158 seats. The UK general election of 1923 was held on 5th December 1923. ... The 1929 UK general election was held on 30th May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament. ... (Redirected from 29th October) October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Right Honourable Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG, PC (3 August 1867–14 December 1947) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on three separate occasions. ... The UK general election of 1923 was held on 5th December 1923. ... The Right Honourable James Ramsay MacDonald, PC (12 October 1866–9 November 1937), British politician, was twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, PC (12 September 1852–15 February 1928) served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. ...


Many attribute the results of the election to the Zinoviev Letter, which was published in the Daily Mail four days before the election, though it is difficult to demonstrate that this had a major impact, as the Labour vote actually increased from 1923. The Zinoviev Letter is thought to have been instrumental in the Conservative Partys victory in the British general election of October 29, 1924, which ended the countrys first Labour government. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, first published in 1896. ... The UK general election of 1923 was held on 5th December 1923. ...


Results

UK General Election 1924
Party Seats Gains Losses Net Gain/Loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/-
  Conservative 412 + 154 46.8 7,418,983
  Labour 151 - 40 33.3 5,281,626
  Liberal 40 - 118 17.8 2,818,717
  Constitutionalist 7 7 0 + 7 1.2 185,075
  Communist 1 1 0 + 1 0.2 51,176
  Sinn Féin 0 0 0 0 0.2 34,181
  Independent 2 0 0 0 0.2 25,206
  Labour (NI) 0 0 0 0 0.1 21,122
  Scottish Prohibition 1 0 0 0 0.1 14,596
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 1,775
  Independent Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 517
  Irish Nationalist 1 0 2 - 2 0.0 0

Total votes cast: 15,856,215. All parties shown. The only Irish Nationalist candidate was elected unopposed. The Conservatives include the Ulster Unionists. The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party to form a new party which would become known as... Constitutionalism is the limitation of government by law. ... The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was a political party in the United Kingdom, which existed from 1920 to 1991. ... It has been suggested that Provisional Sinn Féin be merged into this article or section. ... The Northern Ireland Labour Party was a political party which operated from 1924 until the 1980s. ... The Scottish Prohibition Party was a minor Scottish political party, represented in the House of Commons by Edwin Scrymgeour from 1922-1931. ... The Nationalist Party existed under various froms from 1874 to 1973. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP) is a political party in Northern Ireland representing the unionist community, and was the party of government in Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. ...


External links

  • 1924 Conservative manifesto
  • 1924 Labour manifesto
  • 1924 Liberal manifesto
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