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.

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
Conservative 7,418,983 412 + 154 46.8
Labour 5,281,626 151 - 40 33.3
Liberal 2,818,717 40 - 118 17.8
Constitutionalist 185,075 7 + 7 1.2
Communist 51,176 1 + 1 0.2
Sinn Féin 34,181 0 0.2
Independent 25,206 2 0.2
Labour (NI) 21,122 0 0.1
Scottish Prohibition 14,596 0 0.1
Independent Liberal 3,241 0 - 1 0.0
Independent Labour 1,775 0 0.0
Independent Conservative 517 0 0.0
Irish Nationalist 0 1 - 2 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.

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