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United Kingdom general election, 1922
The UK general election of 1922 was held on 15th November 1922. It was the first election held after Southern Ireland left the United Kingdom, and was won by Andrew Bonar Law's Conservatives, who gained an overall majority over Labour, led by John Clynes and Herbert Henry Asquith's Liberals.
The Liberal Party were split between the "National Liberals" following David Lloyd George and the "Liberals" following Asquith. However, some 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, with even contemporary records held by the two groups both claiming certain MPs for their own side.
|Party||Votes||Seats||Loss/Gain||Share of Vote (%)|
|Independent Conservative||116,861||3||+ 2||0.9|
|Irish Nationalist||57,641||3||- 4||0.4|
|Independent Labour||18,419||1||- 1||0.1|
|Scottish Prohibition||16,289||1||+ 1||0.1|
Total votes cast: 13,748,300. All parties shown. Conservatives include Ulster Unionists.
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