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United Kingdom general election, 1923
All 616 seats to the House of Commons
6 December 1923
First party Second party Third party
Stanley Baldwin ggbain.35233.jpg Ramsay MacDonald ggbain.29588.jpg Herbert Henry Asquith.jpg
Leader Stanley Baldwin Ramsay MacDonald H. H. Asquith
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader since 23 May 1923 21 November 1922 30 April 1908
Leader's seat Bewdley Aberavon Paisley
Last election 344 seats, 38.5% 142 seats, 29.7% 62 seats, 18.9%
Seats won 258 191 158
Seat change -86 +49 +96
Popular vote 5,286,159 4,267,831 4,129,922
Percentage 38.0% 30.7% 29.7%

Subsequent PM
Ramsay MacDonald
Labour

The United Kingdom general election of 1923 was held on 6 December 1923. The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin, won the most seats, but Labour, led by Ramsay MacDonald, and H. H. Asquith's reunited Liberal Party 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 October 1924.

1918 election MPs
1922 election MPs
1923 election MPs
1924 election MPs
1929 election MPs

Contents

Results

UK General Election 1923
Candidates Votes
Party Standing Elected Gained Unseated Net  % of total  % No. Net %
  Conservative 536 258 - 86 41.951 38.0 5,286,159 -0.5
  Labour 427 191 + 49 31.056 30.7 4,267,831 +1.0
  Liberal 457 158 + 96 25.691 29.7 4,129,922 +10.8
  Nationalist (NI) 4 3 0 0 0 0.487 0.4 54,157 N/A
  Independent 6 2 0 1 - 1 0.325 0.3 36,802 -0.5
  Communist 4 0 0 1 - 1 0.2 34,258 0.0
  Belfast Labour 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 22,255 N/A
  Independent Labour 4 0 0 1 - 1 0.2 17,331 0.0
  Independent Liberal 3 1 1 1 0 0.1 16,184 0.0
  Constitutionalist 1 0 0 1 - 1 0.1 15,500 0.0
  Independent Conservative 1 0 0 3 - 3 0.1 15,171 -0.8
  Scottish Prohibition 1 1 0 0 0 0.1 12,877 0.0
  Christian Pacifist 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 570 N/A

Total number of votes cast: 13,909,017. All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists.

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Votes summary

Popular vote
Conservative
  
38.01%
Labour
  
30.68%
Liberal
  
29.69%
Independent
  
0.61%
Others
  
1%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Conservative
  
41.95%
Labour
  
31.06%
Liberal
  
25.69%
Independent
  
0.49%
Others
  
0.81%

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