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1938 · members Northern Ireland members · 1949
Northern Ireland general election, 1945
All 52 seats to the Northern Ireland House of Commons
14 June 1945
First party Second party Third party
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Leader Basil Brooke Paddy Agnew T. J. Campbell
Party Ulster Unionist Labour (NI) Nationalist (NI)
Leader since 1 May 1943 1938 18 January 1934
Leader's seat Lisnaskea South Armagh (defeated) Belfast Central
Last election 39 seats (56.8%) 1 seat (5.7%) 8 seats (4.9%)
Seats won 33 2 9
Seat change -6 +1 +1
Popular vote 180,342 66,053 32,546
Percentage 50.4% 18.5% 9.1%

Incumbent Prime Minister
Basil Brooke
Ulster Unionist

Prime Minister-elect
Basil Brooke
Ulster Unionist

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The Northern Ireland general election, 1945 was held on 14 June 1945. Like all other elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it returned a large Ulster Unionist Party majority.

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Results

Northern Ireland General Election 1945
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Ulster Unionist 41 33 0 6 - 6 63.5 50.4 180,342 -6.4
  Labour (NI) 15 2 2 1 + 1 3.8 18.5 66,053 +12.8
  Nationalist (NI) 11 9 3 2 + 1 19.2 9.1 32,546 +4.2
  Commonwealth Labour 6 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 7.8 28,079 +7.8
  Independent Unionist 5 2 1 1 0 3.8 5.0 17,906 -1.8
  Communist (NI) 3 0 0 0 0 3.5 12,456 +3.5
  Independent Labour 2 1 0 0 0 1.9 2.8 9,872 +1.1
  Socialist Republican 2 1 1 0 + 1 1.9 1.5 5,497 +1.5
  Federation of Labour 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 3,912 +1.1
  Independent 2 2 2 0 + 2 3.8 0.3 1,219 -1.9

Electorate: 845,964 (509,098 in contested seats); Turnout: 70.3% (357,882).

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Votes summary

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
  
50.39%
Nationalist Party
  
9.09%
Independent Unionist
  
5%
Labour
  
18.46%
Independent Labour
  
2.76%
Commonwealth Labour
  
7.85%
Communist
  
3.48%
Socialist Republican
  
1.54%
Federation of Labour
  
1.09%
Independent
  
0.34%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
  
63.46%
Nationalist Party
  
19.23%
Independent Unionist
  
3.85%
Labour
  
3.85%
Independent Labour
  
1.92%
Commonwealth Labour
  
1.92%
Socialist Republican
  
1.92%
Independent
  
3.85%

See also

References



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