1922 United Kingdom general election
The 1922 United Kingdom general election was held on Wednesday 15 November 1922. It 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.
All 615 seats in the House of Commons
308 seats needed for a majority
Colours denote the winning party—as shown in § Results
This election is considered a political realignment, 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.
Elections were not held in Southern Ireland due to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, under which Southern Ireland seceded from the United Kingdom and became a Dominion, formally recognized as the Irish Free State. This reduced the size Parliament by nearly a 100 seats compared to the previous election.