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Northern Ireland members · 1925
Northern Ireland general election, 1921
All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
24 May 1921
First party Second party Third party
James Craig Viscount Craigavon.jpg Eamon de Valera c 1922-30.jpg Joe Devlin.JPG
Leader James Craig Éamon de Valera Joe Devlin
Party Ulster Unionist Sinn Féin Nationalist (NI)
Leader since 1921 1917 1918
Leader's seat Down Down Belfast West
Seats won 40 6 6
Popular vote 343,347 104,917 60,577
Percentage 66.9% 20.5% 11.8%

Incumbent Prime Minister
N/A

Prime Minister-elect
James Craig
Ulster Unionist

Northern Ireland 1921–72

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Northern Ireland 1921–72


Government
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Governments:
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Brookeborough ministry · O'Neill ministry
Chichester-Clark ministry · Faulkner ministry


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1958 · 1962 · 1965 · 1969
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See also
Government of Ireland Act 1920
Elections in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

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The Northern Ireland general election, 1921 was held on 24 May 1921. It was the first election to the Parliament of Northern Ireland. Ulster Unionist Party members won a two-thirds majority of votes cast and more than three-quarter of the seats in the assembly.

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Results

Northern Ireland General Election 1921
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Ulster Unionist 40 40 N/A N/A N/A 76.92 66.9 343,347 N/A
  Sinn Féin 20 6 N/A N/A N/A 11.54 20.5 104,917 N/A
  Nationalist (NI) 12 6 N/A N/A N/A 11.54 11.8 60,577 N/A
  Belfast Labour 4 0 N/A N/A N/A 0.00 0.6 3,075 N/A
  Independent 1 0 N/A N/A N/A 0.00 0.2 926 N/A

Total electorate: 582,464; turnout: 88.0% (512,842).

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Votes summary

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
66.95%
Sinn Féin
  
20.46%
Nationalist Party
  
11.81%
Belfast Labour
  
0.6%
Independent
  
0.18%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
76.92%
Sinn Féin
  
11.54%
Nationalist Party
  
11.54%

See also

References



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