1935 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland


The 1931 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland was held on 14 November as part of the wider general election. There were ten constituencies, seven single-seat constituencies with elected by FPTP and three two-seat constituencies with MPs elected by bloc voting.

1935 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland

 1931 14 November 1935 1945 

13 seats in Northern Ireland of the 615 seats in the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Viscount Craigavon T. J. Campbell
Party UUP Nationalist
Leader since 1921 1934
Leader's seat Did not stand[fn 1] Fermanagh and Tyrone
Seats won 11 2

Results


This election saw no change in the distribution of seats from Northern Ireland.

In the election as a whole, a second National Government which had been formed before the election was returned with Stanley Baldwin of the Conservative Party as Prime Minister. The Ulster Unionists were members of the Conservative Party. Also in the government were the National Liberal Party and National Labour.

Results[1]
Party MPs Change Uncontested Votes[2] %[2]
Ulster Unionist 11 7 292,840 64.9
Nationalist 2 0 101,494 22.4
Independent Republican 0 0 56,833 12.6
Total 13 7 451,167 100

    MPs elected


    Constituency Party MP
    Antrim Ulster Unionist Sir Joseph McConnell, Bt
    Ulster Unionist Hugh O'Neill
    Armagh Ulster Unionist William Allen
    Belfast East Ulster Unionist Herbert Dixon
    Belfast North Ulster Unionist Thomas Somerset
    Belfast South Ulster Unionist William Stewart
    Belfast West Ulster Unionist Alexander Browne
    Down Ulster Unionist Viscount Castlereagh
    Ulster Unionist David Reid
    Fermanagh and Tyrone Nationalist Patrick Cunningham
    Nationalist Anthony Mulvey
    Londonderry Ulster Unionist Sir Ronald Ross, Bt
    Queen's University of Belfast Ulster Unionist Thomas Sinclair

    By-elections

    By-electionDateIncumbentPartyWinnerPartyCause
    Down 10 May 1939 David Reid UUP James Little UUP Death
    Belfast East 8 February 1940 Herbert Dixon UUP Henry Peirson Harland UUP Elevation to the Peerage
    Queen's University of Belfast 2 November 1940 Thomas Sinclair UUP Douglas Savory UUP Resignation
    Belfast West 9 February 1943 Alexander Browne UUP Jack Beattie NI Labour Death
    Antrim 11 February 1943 Sir Joseph McConnell, Bt UUP John Dermot Campbell UUP Death

    Footnote


    1. Craigavon sat as an MP for North Down in the Northern Ireland Parliament.

    References


    1. "Elections to the United Kingdom Parliament held in Northern Ireland: General Election 1935". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
    2. Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2006). British Electoral Facts. Ashgate. p. 31.