The map above shows the results of the 1924 UK General Election. The number of seats won out of 615 by the major parties (and % vote share) were as follows:
Conservatives: 412. Leader and Prime Minister: Stanley Baldwin.
Labour: 151. Leader: Ramsay MacDonald
Liberal: 40. Leader: HH Asquith.
Notable things about the 1922 election include:
- The election was triggered when after the Liberals attempted a no confidence vote on Labour – expecting them to then form a formal coalition… but instead, Ramsey MacDonald called their bluff and called an election.
- Winston Churchill, who was turfed out in the 1922 election won a new seat in Epping running not a Conservative but as a “constitutionalist”. Shortly after the election, Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin made him Chancellor of the Exchequer anyway.
- Four days before the election, the Daily Mail published the so-called “Zinoviev letter”, a forgery that alleged Soviet intervention in the British election – a factor that some scholars believe had some bearing on the trouncing Labour received four days later.
- Though it was associated with the Conservative Party, in Scotland the party was technically the separate Scottish Unionist Party.
- 1923 UK Election Map: The One Where Labour Formed It’s First Government
- 1929 UK Election Map: The One With Universal Suffrage, At Last
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