The map above shows the results of the 1922 UK General Election. The number of seats won out of 615 by the major parties (and % vote share) were as follows:
Conservative: 344. Leader: Andrew Bonar-Law
Labour: 142. Leader: JR Clynes
Liberal: 62. Leader: HH Asquith
National Liberals: 53. Leader: David Lloyd George
Notable things about the 1922 election include:
- This was the first election held after most of Ireland had won its independence.
- This was the first election where Labour scored more seats than the combined forces of both Liberal parties.
- The Conservatives won an outright majority – but Andrew Bonar-Law was forced to step down after just seven months because of terminal illness.
- In a brilliant coincidence, the 1922 election took place on November 15th – the same day on which this post is being written.
- Winston Churchill ran as a Liberal in Dundee, but was defeated.
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