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1921 · members Northern Ireland members · 1929
Northern Ireland general election, 1925
All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
3 April 1925
First party Second party Third party
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Leader James Craig Joe Devlin None
Party Ulster Unionist Nationalist (NI) Labour (NI)
Leader since 7 June 1921 1918 N/A
Leader's seat Down Belfast West N/A
Last election 32 seats (55.0%) 6 seats (11.8%) 0 seats (0.6%)
Seats won 32 11 3
Seat change -8 +4 +3
Popular vote 211,662 91,452 18,114
Percentage 55.0% 11.7% 4.7%

Incumbent Prime Minister
James Craig
Ulster Unionist

Prime Minister-elect
James Craig
Ulster Unionist

Northern Ireland 1921–72

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


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See also
Government of Ireland Act 1920
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Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973

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The Northern Ireland general election, 1925 was held on 3 April 1925. It was the second election to the Parliament of Northern Ireland. It saw significant losses for the Ulster Unionist Party, although they maintained their large majority. This was the last election for the Stormont parliament conducted using the Proportional Representation system. It was abolished by the Ulster Unionist government during this parliament and replaced with the first-past-the-post system used in Great Britain.

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Results

Northern Ireland General Election 1925
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Ulster Unionist 40 32 0 8 - 8 61.5 55.0 211,662 -11.9
  Nationalist (NI) 11 10 4 0 + 4 19.2 23.8 91,452 +3.3
  Independent Unionist 4 4 4 0 + 4 7.7 9.0 34,716 +9.0
  Independent Republican 6 2 0 4 - 4 3.8 5.3 20,615 -15.2
  Labour (NI) 3 3 3 0 + 3 5.8 4.7 18,114 +4.7
  Unbought Tenants 1 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 1.3 4,886 +1.3
  Town Tenants' Association 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 3,320 +0.9

Electorate 611,683 (512,264 in contested seats); Turnout: 75.1% (384,745).

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Votes summary

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
55.01%
Nationalist Party
  
23.77%
Independent Unionist
  
9.02%
Independent Republican
  
5.36%
Labour
  
4.71%
Tenants Associations
  
2.13%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
61.54%
Nationalist Party
  
19.23%
Independent Unionist
  
7.69%
Independent Republican
  
3.85%
Labour
  
5.77%
Unbought Tenants
  
1.92%

References


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