1933 Northern Ireland general election


The 1933 Northern Ireland general election was held on 30 November 1933. Like all previous elections to the Parliament of Northern Ireland, it produced a large majority for the Ulster Unionist Party. 33 of the 52 seats were uncontested, the largest number in the history of the House of Commons.

1933 Northern Ireland general election

 1929 30 November 1933 1938 

All 52 seats to the House of Commons of Northern Ireland
27 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader James Craig Joe Devlin
Party UUP Nationalist
Leader since 7 June 1921 1918
Leader's seat North Down Belfast Central
Last election 37 seats, 50.8% 11 seats, 11.7%
Seats won 36 9
Seat change 1 2
Popular vote 73,791 22,269
Percentage 43.5% 13.2%
Swing 5.3% 1.4%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader Jack Beattie Éamon de Valera
Party NI Labour Fianna Fáil
Leader since 1929 1926
Leader's seat Belfast Pottinger South Down
Last election 1 seat, 8.0% Did not stand
Seats won 2 1
Seat change 1 1
Popular vote 14,436 7,404
Percentage 8.5% 4.4%
Swing 0.5% New party

Election results by constituency

Prime Minister before election

James Craig
UUP

Elected Prime Minister

James Craig
UUP

This article is part of a series on the
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Results


36 9 3 2 3
UUP Nationalist IU L Oth
1933 Northern Ireland general election
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  UUP 41 36 0 1 -1 69.2 43.5 73,791 -5.3
  Independent Unionist 8 3 0 0 0 5.8 21.3 36,142 +7.0
  Nationalist 10 9 0 2 -2 17.3 13.1 22,269 +1.4
  NI Labour 3 2 1 0 +1 3.8 8.5 14,436 +0.5
  Independent Republican 4 1 1 0 +1 1.9 7.7 13,106 N/A
  Fianna Fáil 1 1 1 0 +1 1.9 4.4 7,404 N/A
  National League 1 0 0 0 0 1.3 2,211 N/A
  Independent 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 331 -1.0

Electorate 793,952 (250,519 in contested seats); Turnout 67.7% (169,690). The sole member elected for Fianna Fáil was the President of the Executive Council (Prime Minister) of the Irish Free State, Éamon de Valera.

Seat changes

Constituency From To
Belfast Dock UUP NI Labour
South Armagh Nationalist Independent Nationalist
South Down Nationalist Fianna Fáil


Votes summary

Popular vote
Ulster Unionist
43.5%
Independent Unionist
21.3%
Nationalist Party
13.1%
Labour
8.5%
Independent Republican
7.7%
Fianna Fáil
4.4%
National League
1.3%
Independent
0.2%

Seats summary

Parliamentary seats
Ulster Unionist
69.23%
Nationalist Party
17.31%
Independent Unionist
5.77%
Labour
3.85%
Independent Republican
1.92%
Fianna Fáil
1.92%

References