1922 United Kingdom general election

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1922 United Kingdom general election

← 1918 15 November 1922 1923 →

All 615 seats in the House of Commons
308 seats needed for a majority
Turnout73.0%, Increase15.8%
  First party Second party Third party
  Andrew Bonar Law 01.jpg J.R. Clynes LCCN2014709745.tif The mirrors of Downing street; some political reflections (1921) (14595514940).jpg
Leader Bonar Law J. R. Clynes H. H. Asquith
Party Conservative Labour Liberal
Leader since 23 October 1922 14 February 1921 30 April 1908
Leader's seat Glasgow Central Manchester Platting Paisley
Last election 382 seats, 38.4%[a] 57 seats, 21.5% 36 seats, 13.3%
Seats won 344 142 62
Seat change Decrease38 Increase85 Increase26
Popular vote 5,294,465 4,076,665 2,601,486
Percentage 38.5% 29.7% 18.9%
Swing Increase0.1% Increase8.9% Increase5.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  LloydGeorge.jpg Joe Devlin.JPG Albert Inkpin.jpg
Leader David Lloyd George Joseph Devlin Albert Inkpin
Party National Liberal Nationalist Communist
Leader since 7 December 1916 1918 1920
Leader's seat Caernarvon Boroughs Belfast Falls (abolished) N/A
Last election 127 seats, 12.6%[b] 7 seats, 2.2% Did not exist
Seats won 53 3 1
Seat change Decrease74 Decrease4 Increase1
Popular vote 1,355,366 57,641 30,684
Percentage 9.9% 0.4% 0.2%
Swing Decrease2.7% Decrease1.8% N/A

  Seventh party
Leader Edwin Scrymgeour
Party Scottish Prohibition
Leader since Unclear
Leader's seat Dundee
Last election 0 seats, 0.0%
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 16,289
Percentage 0.1%
Swing Increase0.1%

1922 UK general election map.svg
Colours denote the winning party—as shown in § Results

Prime Minister before election

Bonar Law

Appointed Prime Minister

Bonar Law

The 1922 United Kingdom general election was held on Wednesday 15 November 1922. It was the first general election held after most of Ireland left the United Kingdom to form the Irish Free State, and was won by the Conservatives led by Bonar Law, who gained an overall majority over Labour, led by J. R. Clynes, and a divided Liberal Party.

This election is considered a realigning election, with the Conservative Party going on to spend all but eight of the next forty-two years as the largest party in Parliament, Labour emerging as the main competition to the Conservatives, and the Liberal Party falling to third-party status, never to return.


The Liberal Party were split between the "National Liberals" following David Lloyd George, who had been ousted as Prime Minister the previous month, and the "Liberals" following former Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. The Conservatives had been in coalition with the National Liberals led by David Lloyd George until the previous month, at which point Bonar Law had formed a Conservative majority government.

Although still leader of the Liberal Party and a frequent public speaker, Asquith was no longer a particularly influential figure in the national political debate, and he had played no part in the downfall of the Lloyd George coalition. Most attention was focused on the new and most recent Prime Ministers. Asquith's daughter Violet Bonham-Carter, a prominent Liberal Party campaigner, likened the election to a contest between a man with sleeping sickness (Bonar Law) and a man with St Vitus Dance (Lloyd George).[1]

Some Lloyd George National Liberals were not opposed by Conservative candidates (e.g. Winston Churchill, who was defeated at Dundee nonetheless) whilst many leading Conservatives (e.g. former leaders Sir Austen Chamberlain and Arthur Balfour and former Lord Chancellor Lord Birkenhead) were not members of Bonar Law's government and hoped to hold the balance of power after the election (comparisons were made with the Peelite group—the ousted Conservative front bench of the late 1840s and 1850s); this was not to be, as Bonar Law won an overall majority.

It was the first election where Labour surpassed the combined strength of both Liberal parties in votes and seats.

Some Liberal candidates stood calling for a reunited Liberal Party whilst others appear to have backed both Asquith and Lloyd George. Few sources are able to agree on exact numbers, and even in contemporary records held by the two groups, some MPs were claimed for both sides. By one estimate, there were 29 seats where Liberals stood against one another; this is thought to have cost them at least 14 seats, 10 of them to Labour, so in theory a reunited Liberal Party would have been much closer to, and perhaps even ahead of, Labour in terms of seats. However, in reality the two factions were on poor terms and Lloyd George was still hoping for a renewed coalition with the Conservatives.[2]

Neither of the leaders of the two main parties would get to enjoy their success in the election for very long; within less than a month of the election, Clynes was defeated in a leadership challenge by former Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald, while Law would only last a little over seven months as Prime Minister before being forced to step down due to a terminal illness, resulting in Stanley Baldwin succeeding him as both party leader and Prime Minister.

Party platforms[edit]

The Conservative Party offered continuity to the electorate. Bonar Law's election address stated:

The crying need of the nation have this moment ... Is that we should have tranquility and stability both at home and abroad so that the free scope should be given to the initiative and enterprise of our own citizens, for it is in that way, far more than by any action of the Government that we can hope to recover from the economic and social results of the war.[3]

The Labour Party proposed to nationalise the mines and railways, to impose a levy on financial capital, and to revise the peace treaties, it promised a higher standard of living for workers, higher wages, and better housing.[4]


344 142 62 53 14
Conservative Labour Lib NL O
UK General Election 1922
Candidates Votes
Party Leader Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Conservative Bonar Law 482 344 54 92 −38 55.9 38.5 5,294,465 +0.1
  Labour J. R. Clynes 414 142 91 6 +85 23.1 29.7 4,076,665 +8.9
  Liberal H. H. Asquith 334 62 47 21 +26 10.1 18.9 2,601,486 +5.9
  National Liberal David Lloyd George 155 53 6 80 −74 8.6 9.9 1,355,366 −2.7
  Ind. Conservative N/A 20 3 3 1 +2 0.5 0.9 116,861 +0.5
  Independent N/A 15 3 3 3 0 0.5 0.8 114,697 −0.2
  Nationalist Joseph Devlin 4 3 2 6 −4 0.5 0.4 57,641 −1.8
  Communist Albert Inkpin 5 1 1 0 +1 0.17 0.2 30,684 N/A
  Agriculturalist Harry German 4 0 0 0 0 0.2 21,510 0.0
  Independent Labour N/A 4 1 0 1 −1 0.17 0.1 18,419 −1.0
  Constitutionalist N/A 1 1 1 0 +1 0.17 0.1 16,662 N/A
  Scottish Prohibition Edwin Scrymgeour 1 1 1 0 +1 0.17 0.1 16,289 +0.1
  Independent Liberal N/A 3 1 1 1 0 0.17 0.1 13,197 −0.1
  Independent Unionist N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 9,861 N/A
  Independent Communist N/A 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 4,027 N/A
  Anti-Parliamentary Communist Guy Aldred 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 470 N/A

Votes summary[edit]

Popular vote
National Liberal

Seats summary[edit]

Parliamentary seats
National Liberal

List of MPs who lost their seat in the 1922 United Kingdom general election[edit]

This is a list of MPs who lost their seat at the 1922 United Kingdom general election

Party Name Constituency Office held whilst in Parliament Year elected Defeated by Party
National Liberal John Edwards Aberavon 1918 Ramsay MacDonald Labour
Charles Stanton[6] Aberdare 1915 George Hall Labour
Sir Henry Cowan Aberdeen and Kincardine East January 1910 Frederick Martin Liberal
Sir Robert Thomas, 1st Baronet Wrexham, contesting Anglesey January 1910 Sir Owen Thomas MP Independent Labour
Frederick Kellaway Bedford Postmaster General (1921-1922) December 1910 Richard Wells Conservative
Charles Edgar Loseby[7] Bradford East 1918 Fred Jowett Labour
Henry McLaren Bosworth December 1910 Guy Paget Conservative
Edwin Montagu Cambridgeshire Secretary of State for India (1917-1922) 1906 Harold Stannus Gray Conservative
James Parker[8] Cannock 1906 William Adamson Labour
Theodore Carr Carlisle 1918 George Middleton Labour
Charles Breese Caernarvonshire 1918 Robert Thomas Jones Labour
Thomas Broad Clay Cross 1918 Charles Duncan Labour
Joseph Davies Crewe 1918 Edward George Hemmerde Labour
Reginald Nicholson Doncaster 1918 Wilfred Paling Labour
James Walton[9] Don Valley 1918 Tom Williams Labour
Freddie Guest East Dorset Secretary of State for Air (1921-1922) January 1910 Gordon Hall Caine Ind. Conservative
John Taylor Dumbarton Burghs 1918 David Kirkwood Labour
Winston Churchill Dundee Secretary of State for the Colonies (1921-1922) 1908 Edwin Scrymgeour Scottish Prohibition
John Wallace Dunfermline Burghs 1918 William Watson Labour
Clement Edwards[10] East Ham South December 1910 Alfred John Barnes Labour
MacCallum Scott Glasgow Bridgeton December 1910 James Maxton Labour
James Seddon[11] Hanley 1918 Myles Harper Parker Labour
Sir Charles Sykes, 1st Baronet Huddersfield 1918 Sir Arthur Harold Marshall Liberal
J. E. B. Seely Ilkeston Secretary of State for Air (1919) 1910 George Oliver Labour
Colin Coote Isle of Ely 1917 Norman Coates Conservative
Henry Purchase Kennington 1918 Francis Capel Harrison Conservative
Joseph Frederick Green[12] Leicester West 1918 Alfred Hill Labour
J. Hugh Edwards Neath December 1910 William Jenkins Labour
Malcolm Smith Orkney and Shetland 1921 Robert William Hamilton Liberal
Walter Forrest Pontefract 1919 Tom Smith Labour
Rhys Rhys-Williams Banbury, contesting Pontypridd 1918 Thomas Mardy Jones Labour
Alfred Yeo Poplar South 1914 Samuel March Labour
James Greig Western Renfrewshire January 1910 Robert Murray Labour
Clifford Cory St Ives 1906 John Hawke Conservative
Thomas Worrall Casey Sheffield Attercliffe 1918 Cecil Wilson Labour
Tudor Walters Sheffield Brightside Paymaster-General (1919-1922) 1906 Arthur Ponsonby Labour
Arthur Neal Sheffield Hillsborough Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (1919-1922) 1918 A. V. Alexander Labour
Sir Ivor Phillips Southampton Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions (1915-1918) 1906 Allen Bathurst, Lord Apsley Conservative
William Dudley Ward Southampton Vice-Chamberlain of the Household (1917-1922) 1906 Edwin King Perkins Conservative
Havelock Wilson South Shields 1918 Edward Harney Liberal
William Pearce Limehouse 1906 Clement Attlee Labour
John Macdonald Stirling and Falkirk Burghs 1906 Hugh Murnin Labour
Stephen Howard Sudbury 1918 Herbert Mercer Conservative
Hamar Greenwood Sudbury Chief Secretary for Ireland (1920-1922) December 1910 Luke Thompson Conservative
Matt Simm[13] Wallsend 1918 Patrick Hastings Labour
Charles Jesson[14] Walthamstow West 1918 Valentine McEntee Labour
Liberal Peter Raffan Leigh, contesting Ayr Burghs January 1910 John Baird MP Unionist
Tudor Rees Barnstaple 1918 Basil Peto Conservative
Leicester Harmsworth Caithness and Sutherland 1900 Archibald Sinclair National Liberal
Frederick Mallalieu Colne Valley 1916 Philip Snowden Labour
Aneurin Williams Consett 1914 Herbert Dunnico Labour
Stanley Holmes North East Derbyshire 1918 Frank Lee Labour
Robert Armitage Leeds Central 1906 Arthur Wellesley Willey Conservative
William Middlebrook Leeds South 1908 Henry Charleton Labour
Alfred Newbould Leyton West 1919 James Cassels Conservative
William Barton Oldham, contesting Manchester Exchange January 1910 Edwin Forsyth Stockton Conservative
Penry Williams Middlesbrough East January 1910 John Wesley Brown Conservative
Donald Maclean Peebles and Southern Midlothian Leader of the Opposition (1918-1920) December 1910 Joseph Westwood Labour
Harry Barnes Newcastle upon Tyne East 1918 Joseph Bell Labour
Thomas Bramsdon Portsmouth Central 1918 Frank Privett Conservative
Arthur Barrand Pudsey and Otley 1918 Frederick Fawkes Conservative
Joseph Johnstone East Renfrewshire 1918 Robert Nichol Labour
Evan Hayward Seaham January 1910 Sidney Webb Labour
Christopher Addison Shoreditch Minister without Portfolio (1921) January 1910 Ernest Griffith Price National Liberal
John William Wilson Stourbridge 1895 Douglas Pielou Conservative
Francis Dyke Acland Camborne, contesting Tiverton Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (1915-1916) December 1910 Herbert Sparkes Conservative
Donald Murray Western Isles 1918 William Cotts National Liberal
James Kiley Whitechapel and St Georges 1916 Charles Mathew Labour
Conservative Ernest Gray Accrington 1918 Charles Roden Buxton Labour
Max Townley Mid Bedfordshire 1918 Frederick Linfield Liberal
Sir Mathew Wilson, 4th Baronet Bethnal Green South West 1914 Percy Harris Liberal
Alfred Bigland Birkenhead East December 1910 Graham White Liberal
Vernon Willey Bradford South 1918 Herbert Harvey Spencer Liberal
Claude Lowther Lonsdale, contesting Carlisle December 1910 George Middleton Labour
George Terrell Chippenham January 1910 Alfred Bonwick Liberal
A. L. H. Buchanan Coatbridge 1918 James C. Welsh Labour
Albert Green Derby 1918 Charles Roberts Liberal
John Hills City of Durham 1906 Joshua Ritson Labour
Marshall Stevens Eccles 1918 John Buckle Labour
John Gordon Jameson Edinburgh West 1918 Vivian Phillipps Liberal
Alfred Warren Edmonton 1918 Frank Broad Labour
George Taylor Ramsden Elland 1918 William Cornforth Robinson Labour
Edward Bagley Farnworth 1918 Thomas Greenall Labour
Alexander Sprot East Fife 1918 James Duncan Millar Liberal
William T. Shaw Forfar 1918 James Falconer Liberal
Herbert Conyers Surtees Gateshead 1918 John Brotherton Labour
Halford Mackinder Glasgow Camlachie January 1910 Campbell Stephen Labour
William Mitchell Glasgow Maryhill 1910 John Muir Labour
F. A. Macquisten Glasgow Springburn 1918 George Hardie Labour
Vivian Henderson Glasgow Tradeston 1918 Tom Henderson Labour
Edmund Royds Grantham January 1910 Robert Pattinson Liberal
Charles Ward-Jackson Leominster, contesting Harrow 1918 Oswald Mosley MP[15] Independent
W. G. Howard Gritten The Hartlepools 1918 William Jowitt Liberal
Stanley Wilson Holderness 1900 William Bowdler Liberal
Robert McLaren North Lanarkshire 1918 Joseph Sullivan Labour
James Kidd Linlithgowshire 1918 Manny Shinwell Labour
Augustine Hailwood Manchester Ardwick 1918 Thomas Lowth Labour
Sir George Renwick, 1st Baronet Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central 1918 Charles Trevelyan Labour
Albert Atkey Nottingham Central 1918 Reginald Berkeley Liberal
John Marriott Oxford 1917 Frank Gray Liberal
Cecil Lowther Penrith and Cockermouth 1921 Levi Collison Liberal
George Stanley Preston Comptroller of the Household (1919-1921) January 1910 James Hodge Liberal
Clifford Blackburn Edgar Richmond 1918 Harry Becker Independent Unionist
Alfred Law Rochdale 1918 Stanley Burgess Labour
Ralph Glyn Clackmannan & Eastern Stirlingshire 1918 MacNeill Weir Labour
Harry Hope Stirlingshire & Clackmannan Western January 1910 Tom Johnston Labour
Arthur Griffith-Boscawen Taunton Secretary of State for Health (1922-1923) 1921 John Hope Simpson Liberal
Charles Williams Tavistock 1918 Maxwell Thornton Liberal
Athelstan Rendall Thornbury 1906 Herbert Charles Woodcock Liberal
Christopher Lowther North Cumberland, contesting Wallsend 1918 Patrick Hastings Labour
George Palmer Westbury 1918 Charles Darbishire Liberal
Leonard Lyle Stratford West Ham 1918 Thomas Groves Labour
Leslie Wilson Reading, contesting Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (1921-1923) 1913 James Erskine Independent Unionist
James Grant Whitehaven January 1910 Thomas Gavan-Duffy Labour
Robert Gee Woolwich East 1921 Harry Snell Labour
Labour John Swan Barnard Castle 1918 John Edwin Rogerson Conservative
Alfred Davies Clitheroe 1918 William Brass Conservative
John Edmund Mills Dartford 1920 George Jarrett Conservative
James Wilson Dudley 1921 Cyril Lloyd Conservative
Walter Halls Heywood and Radcliffe 1921 Abraham England National Liberal
Alfred Waterson Kettering 1918 Owen Parker Conservative
Tom Kennedy Kirkcaldy Burghs 1921 Sir Robert Hutchinson National Liberal
George Banton Leicester East 1922 Arthur Evans National Liberal
John Edward Sutton Manchester Clayton 1922 William Flanagan Conservative
William Carter Mansfield 1918 Albert Bennett Liberal
George Edwards South Norfolk 1920 Thomas William Hay Conservative
James Bell Ormskirk 1918 Francis Blundell Conservative
William Gillis Penistone 1921 William Pringle Liberal
Arthur Henderson Widnes, contesting Portsmouth North 1919 Bertram Falle MP Liberal
Thomas Naylor Southwark South-East 1921 Maurice Alexander National Liberal
Thomas Myers Spen Valley 1919 Sir John Simon Liberal
Walter Smith Wellingborough 1918 Geoffrey Shakespeare National Liberal
Arthur Henderson Widnes 1919 Christopher Clayton Conservative
Independent Liberal John Hope[16] Berwick and Haddington 1911 Walter Waring MP National Liberal
Independent Thomas Polson Dover 1921 John Jacob Astor Conservative
Irish Nationalist Joseph Devlin Belfast Falls, contesting Liverpool Exchange 1902 Leslie Scott MP Conservative

Transfers of seats[edit]

  • All comparisons are with the 1918 election.
    • In some cases the change is due to the MP defecting to the gaining party. Such circumstances are marked with a *.
    • In other circumstances the change is due to the seat having been won by the gaining party in a by-election in the intervening years, and then retained in 1922. Such circumstances are marked with a †.
From To No. Seats
Labour Labour (HOLD) 51 Aberdeen North, Abertillery, Ayrshire South, Bedwellty, Bishop Auckland, Broxtowe, Burnley, Burslem, Caerphilly, Chester-le-Street, Deptford, Derby (one of two), Dundee (one of two), Ebbw Vale, Edinburgh Central, Fife West, Forest of Dean, Govan, Gower, Hamilton, Hemsworth, Holland with Boston, Houghton-le-Spring, Ince, Kingswinford, Leeds South East, Leek, Morpeth, Nelson and Colne, Newton, Normanton, Nottingham West, Ogmore, Plaistow, Platting, Pontypool, Preston (one of two), Rhondda East, Rhondda West, Rother Valley, Rothwell, St Helens, Salford North, Smethwick, Wednesbury, Wentworth, West Bromwich, Westhoughton, Wigan, Woolwich East, Workington
Liberal 1 Mansfield
National Liberal 1 Wellingborough
Conservative 5 Barnard Castle, Bolton (one of two), Clitheroe, Kettering, Ormskirk
Coalition Labour Labour 3 Cannock, Gorbals, Gorton*
National Liberal 1 Norwich (one of two)*
Conservative 1 Stockport (one of two)†
Independent Labour Independent Labour 1 Anglesey
Coalition National Democratic Labour 8 Aberdare, Bradford East, Don Valley, East Ham South, Hanley, Leicester West, Wallsend, Walthamstow West
Conservative 1 Duddeston
National Socialist Party Labour 1 Silvertown*
Labour Unionist abolished 3 Shankill, St Anne's, Victoria
Sinn Féin Nationalist 1 Fermanagh and Tyrone (one of two) (replaced Fermanagh South)
abolished 72 Londonderry City, Tyrone NW, N Donegal, S Donegal, W Donegal, N Monaghan, S Monaghan, E Cavan, W Cavan, Connemara, E Galway, N Galway, S Galway, Leitrim, N Roscommon, S Roscommon, N Sligo, S Sligo, E Mayo, N Mayo, S Mayo, W Mayo, Longford, Louth, King's County, Queen's County, Westmeath, Carlow, N Meath, S Meath, Dublin College Green, Dublin Harbour, Dublin St Patrick's, Dublin St Stephen's Green, N Dublin, S Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin Clontarf, Dublin Pembroke, Dublin St James's, Dublin St Michan's, E Wicklow, W Wicklow, N Kildare, S Kildare, N Kilkenny, S Kilkenny, N Wexford, S Wexford, E Clare, W Clare, E Tipperary, Mid Tipperary, N Tipperary, S Tipperary, Limerick City, E Limerick, W Limerick, E Kerry, N Kerry, S Kerry, W Kerry, Cork (both seats), E Cork, Mid Cork, N Cork, NE Cork, S Cork, SE Cork, W Cork, County Waterford
Nationalist Nationalist 2 Fermanagh and Tyrone (one of two) (replaced Tyrone North-East), Liverpool Scotland
abolished 3 Armagh South, Belfast Falls, Down South
Irish Parliamentary abolished 2 East Donegal, Waterford City
Liberal Labour 11 Stirling and Falkirk, Midlothian South & Peebles, Derbyshire North East, Spennymoor, Seaham, Consett, Leigh, Bermondsey West, Whitechapel and St Georges, Wansbeck, Newcastle-under-Lyme*
Liberal (HOLD) 14 Greenock, Paisley, Leith, Edinburgh East, Chesterfield, Belper, Derbyshire West, Hull South West, Lambeth North, Wolverhampton East, Middlesbrough West, Penistone, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire
National Liberal 8 Camborne, Cornwall North*, Western Isles, Kinross and West Perthshire*, Loughborough, Norwich* (one of two), Berwick-upon-Tweed, Sheffield Park*
Conservative 5 Saffron Walden, Portsmouth Central, Stourbridge, Middlesbrough East, Cardiff East
Coalition Liberal Communist 1 Battersea North
Scottish Prohibition 1 Dundee (one of two)
Labour 34 Dunfermline Burghs, Glasgow Cathcart, Renfrewshire East, Renfrewshire West, Rutherglen, Dumbarton Burghs, Glasgow Bridgeton, Crewe, Carlisle, Clay Cross, Ilkeston, Blaydon, Jarrow, Poplar South, Stepney Limehouse, Newcastle upon Tyne East, Newcastle upon Tyne West, Pontefract, Sheffield Hillsborough, Sheffield Attercliffe, Sheffield Brightside, Leeds South, Doncaster, Barnsley, Batley and Morley, Colne Valley, Wrexham, Llanelli, Carnarvonshire, Aberavon, Merthyr, Neath, Pontypridd†, Swansea East
Liberal 12 Orkney and Shetland, East Aberdeenshire & Kincardineshire, Aberdeenshire West and Kincardine, Galloway, South Molton*, South Shields, Bethnal Green North-East, Norfolk South West*, Leeds West*, Huddersfield, Spen Valley, Combined Scottish Universities (one of three)*
National Liberal (HOLD) 46 Combined English Universities (one of two), University of Wales, Caithness and Sutherland, Inverness, Ross and Cromarty, Banff, Moray and Nairn, Montrose Burghs, Argyll, Partick, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy Burghs, Roxburgh & Selkirk, Berwick & Haddington, Stockport (one of two), Stockton-on-Tees, Romford, Bristol East, Bristol North, Bristol South, Dartford, Blackburn (one of two), Bolton (one of two), Heywood and Radcliffe, Middleton & Prestwich, Oldham (one of two), Stretford, Leicester East, Camberwell North-West, Hackney Central, Shoreditch, Southwark Central, Southwark North, Southwark South East, Northampton, Lichfield, Stoke, Shipley, Denbigh, Flintshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire, Carnarvon, Brecon and Radnor, Swansea West
Independent Liberal 1 Eye*
Independent 1 Mossley*
Speaker 1 Halifax*
Conservative 28 St Ives, Perth, Bedford, Luton, Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely, Derbyshire South, Barnstaple, Sunderland (one of two), Leyton East, East Ham North, Stroud, Thornbury, Southampton (both seats), Buckrose, Bosworth, Kennington, Peckham, Norfolk South, Banbury, The Wrekin, Lowestoft, Sudbury, Pudsey and Otley, Leeds North, Leeds Central, Newport (Monmouthshire)
Ind. Conservative 1 Dorset East
Independent Conservative 2 Hackney South†, Sowerby
Coalition Independent Labour 1 Norfolk North
Speaker Liberal 1 Penrith and Cockermouth
Conservative Communist 1 Motherwell
Labour 32 Clackmannan and Eastern Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire West, Lanarkshire North, Glasgow Maryhill, Glasgow Camlachie, Bothwell†, Coatbridge, Glasgow Springburn, Glasgow Tradeston, Glasgow St. Rollox, Glasgow Shettleston, Linlithgow, Durham, Sedgefield, Gateshead, Stratford, Accrington, Eccles, Farnworth, Manchester Ardwick, Oldham (one of two), Rochdale, Bow and Bromley, Camberwell North†, Edmonton, Tottenham North, Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Elland, Bradford Central, Keighley, Dewsbury, Whitehaven
Liberal 30 Aberdeen and Kincardine Central†, Forfarshire, Fife East, Edinburgh West, Dumfriesshire, Bedfordshire Mid, Birkenhead East, Derby (one of two), Tavistock, Dorset North, The Hartlepools, Harwich, Isle of Wight, Worcester, Holderness, Hull Central†, Preston (one of two), Bootle, Grantham, Horncastle, Bethnal Green South-West, Great Yarmouth, Nottingham Central, Oxford, Taunton, Chippenham, Westbury, Bradford South, Louth†, Bodmin
Independent Liberal 1 Cambridge University (one of two)
Independent 1 Harrow*
Conservative (HOLD) 289 Cambridge University (one of two), Combined English Universities (one of two), Oxford University (both seats), London University, Combined Scottish Universities (two of three), Aberdeen South, Ayr Burghs, Ayrshire N & Bute, Glasgow Central, Hillhead, Pollok, Kelvingrove, Dunbartonshire, Lanark, Edinburgh South, Midlothian N, Edinburgh North, Abingdon, Newbury, Reading, Windsor, Aylesbury, Buckingham, Wycombe, Cambridge, Huntingdonshire, Altrincham, Birkenhead West, Chester, Eddisbury, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Northwich, Stalybridge and Hyde, Wallasey, Wirral, Penryn and Falmouth, Cumberland North, Westmorland, High Peak, Exeter, Honiton, Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Drake, Plymouth Sutton, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes, Dorset South, Dorset West, Darlington, Sunderland (one of two), Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Essex SE, Ilford, Maldon, Leyton West, Southend, Walthamstow E, Upton, Bristol Central, Bristol West, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Fareham, New Forest & Christchurch, Petersfield, Portsmouth North, Portsmouth South, Winchester, Hereford, Leominster, Bewdley, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Hitchin, St Albans, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Ealing, Hornsey, Twickenham, Wood Green, Finchley, Brentford and Chiswick, Hendon, Spelthorne, Uxbridge, Willesden East, Acton, Enfield, Tottenham South, Willesden West, Howdenshire, Hull East, Hull North West, Ashford, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Chislehurst, Dover, Faversham, Gillingham, Gravesend, Hythe, Isle of Thanet, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn (one of two), Blackpool, Chorley, Darwen, Fylde, Lancaster, Lonsdale, Rossendale, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, Manchester Blackley, Manchester Clayton, Manchester Exchange, Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme, Withington, Royton, Salford South, Salford West, E Toxteth, Edge Hill, Everton, Liverpool Exchange, Fairfield, Kirkdale, Walton, Wavertree, West Derby, West Toxteth, Southport, Warrington, Waterloo, Widnes, Harborough, Leicester South, Melton, Brigg, Gainsborough, Grimsby, Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford, Balham and Tooting, Chelsea, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham East, Hampstead, Holborn, Lewisham East, Lewisham West, Kensington South, Hackney North, Brixton, Fulham West, Hammersmith South, Islington North, Kensington North, Battersea South, Greenwich, Islington East, Hammersmith North, Finsbury, Islington South, Islington West, City of London (both seats), Mile End, Stoke Newington, Norwood, Paddington North, Paddington South, Putney, Rotherhithe, St Marylebone, St Pancras North, St Pancras South East, St Pancras South West, Streatham, Wandsworth Central, Westminster Abbey, Woolwich West, King's Lynn, Norfolk East, Daventry, Peterborough, Hexham, Newcastle upon Tyne North, Tynemouth, Bassetlaw, Nottingham South, Nottingham East, Rushcliffe, Newark, Henley, Ludlow, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Bath, Bridgwater, Frome, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Burton, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Bilston, Wolverhampton West, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Chertsey, Croydon North, Croydon South, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston upon Thames, Mitcham, Reigate, Surrey East, Wimbledon, Brighton (both seats), Chichester, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Hastings, Horsham and Worthing, Lewes, Rye, Nuneaton, Coventry, Aston, Deritend, Erdington, King's Norton, Ladywood, Yardley, Sparkbrook, Birmingham West, Edgbaston, Handsworth, Moseley, Rugby, Warwick and Leamington, Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon, York, Cleveland, Richmond (Yorks), Scarborough and Whitby, Thirsk and Malton, Barkston Ash, Ripon, Ecclesall, Hallam, Skipton, Leeds North East, Sheffield Central, Bradford North, Wakefield, Rotherham, Monmouth, Llandaff & Barry, Cardiff C, Cardiff S
Ind. Conservative 2 Westminster St George's, Richmond (Surrey)
UUP UUP 10 Antrim (both seats) (replaced South Antrim and Antrim Mid), Armagh (replaced Armagh North), Belfast East (replaced Belfast Pottinger), Belfast North (replaced Belfast Duncairn), Belfast South (replaced Belfast Ormeau), Belfast West (replaced Belfast Woodvale), Down (both seats) (replaced Down East and Down North), Londonderry (replaced Londonderry North)
abolished 9 Antrim East, Antrim North, Armagh Mid, Belfast Cromac, Down Mid, Down West, Londonderry South, Fermanagh North, Tyrone South
Irish Unionist abolished 2 Dublin Rathmines, Dublin University (one of two)
Independent Unionist abolished 1 Dublin University (one of two)
National Liberal 1 Walsall
Conservative 1 Bournemouth*
Silver Badge 1 Hertford1
Seat created Ulster Uni 1 Queen's University of Belfast
1 MP elected as an Anti-Waste League candidate at a 1921 by-election, but moved to the Conservatives for the 1922 election

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Including Conservatives not elected under the Coalition Coupon.
  2. ^ As Coalition Liberals.
  3. ^ All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists. National Liberals were party formed by Lloyd George's Coalition Liberals after leaving the government, their net seat change is compared with the Coalition Liberals' number of seats after the 1918 election.


  1. ^ Jenkins 1964, p. 495.
  2. ^ Koss 1985, p. 257–8.
  3. ^ Craig 1970, p. 10.
  4. ^ Somervell 1936, p. 303; Craig 1970, pp. 9–17.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  7. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  8. ^ Elected as a Labour MP
  9. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  10. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  11. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  12. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  13. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  14. ^ Elected as a National Democratic and Labour Party MP
  15. ^ Elected as a Conservative Party MP
  16. ^ Elected as a Liberal MP


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