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Encyclopedia > United Kingdom general election, 1929
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The 1929 UK general election was held on 30th May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament. Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald, won the most seats (despite winning fewer votes than Stanley Baldwin's Conservatives), but did not hold an overall majority. The Liberals led by David Lloyd George regained some of the ground they had lost in the 1924 election, and held the balance of power. The 1924 UK general election was held on 29th October 1924. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In Parliamentary systems, a hung parliament is one in which no one political party has an outright majority. ... James Ramsay MacDonald (October 12, 1866 - November 9, 1937) was Britains first Labour Prime Minister (January-November 1924 and June 1929-August 1931) and subsequently Prime Minister of the National Government of August 1931-June 1935. ... Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (August 3, 1867 - December 14, 1947) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on three separate occasions. ... David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, OM (January 17, 1863–March 26, 1945) was a British statesman and the last Liberal to be Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. ... The 1924 UK general election was held on 29th October 1924. ...

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Conservative 8,252,527 260 - 152 38.1
Labour 8,048,968 287 + 136 37.1
Liberal 5,104,638 59 + 19 23.6
Independent 94,743 4 + 2 0.4
Communist 47,554 0 - 1 0.2
Scottish Prohibition 25,037 1 0.1
Irish Nationalist 24,177 3 + 2 0.1
Independent Labour 20,825 1 + 1 0.1
Independent Liberal 17,110 1 0.1
National (Scotland) 3,313 0 0.0
Plaid Cymru 609 0 0.0

Total votes cast: 21,685,779. All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists. The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... 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... The Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) was a political party in the United Kingdom, which existed from 1920 to 1991. ... The Scottish Prohibition Party was a minor Scottish political party, represented in the House of Commons by Edwin Scrymgeour from 1922-1931. ... The National Party of Scotland (NPS) was formed in 1928 after John MacCormick of the Glasgow University Scottish Nationalist Association (GUSNA) called a meeting of all those favouring the establishment of a party favouring Scottish independence. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 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. ...


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