1922 United Kingdom general election in Scotland
The 1922 United Kingdom general election in Scotland was held on 15 November 1922. Of the 74 seats representing Scotland, 71 seats represented burgh and county constituencies contested under the First past the post electoral system, and 3 represented the Combined Scottish Universities multi-member University constituency.
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All 74 Scottish seats to the House of Commons
Results of the 1922 election in Scotland
The election saw major gains for the Labour party, which had entered the election as Scotlands' 6th largest party, and emerged from the election as the largest party in Scotland. In contrast both the Conservatives (represented in Scotland by the Unionist party) and the National Liberals suffered heavy losses. These two parties had composed the ruling coalition government under David Lloyd George, which had collapsed following the Conservatives withdrawal from the coalition amidst several scandals. Most of the elected Labour MP's had included support for Scottish Home Rule in their manifestos. Part of the reason for Labour's success came from a shift in the political alignment of Scottish Catholics of Irish descent, who had prior to Irish independence voted Liberal due to the partys' support for Irish Home Rule.[full citation needed] Despite this, the two Liberal parties received between them 39.2% of the Scottish vote.
Burgh & County constituencies
|Party||Seats||Seats change||Votes||%||% Change|
|Note: *Unionist decline is compared to combined Coalition & non-Coalition Unionist results in 1918.|
|Unionist||Sir George Andreas Berry||unopposed|
|Liberal||Dugald McCoig Cowan||unopposed|
|Unionist||Sir Henry Craik||unopposed|
- "Scotland's road to referendum". BBC Timelines.
- Brown, Stewart J.; Newlands, George; Newlands, G. M.; Cheyne, A. C. (January 2000). Scottish Christianity in the Modern World: In Honour of A. C. Cheyne. p. 263. ISBN 9780567087652.