United Kingdom general election, 1923

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1922 election
1923 election
1924 election

The UK general election of 1923 was held on 5th December 1923. The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin, won the most seats, but Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald and Herbert Henry Asquith's Liberals gained enough to produce a hung parliament. As the election had been fought on the Conservative proposals for tariff reform it was inevitable that they could not retain office and so the first ever Labour government was formed. Being in a minority it only lasted 10 months and another election was held in 1924.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Conservative 5,286,159 258 - 86 38.0
Labour 4,267,831 191 + 49 30.7
Liberal 4,129,922 158 + 96 29.7
Irish Nationalist 54,157 3 0.4
Independent 36,802 3 - 1 0.3
Communist 34,258 0 - 1 0.2
Belfast Labour 22,255 0 0.2
Independent Labour 17,331 0 - 1 0.1
Constitutionalist 15,500 0 0.1
Independent Conservative 15,171 0 - 3 0.1
Scottish Prohibition 12,877 1 0.1

Total number of votes cast: 13,909,017. All parties with more than 1,000 votes shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists.

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