1945 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland

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1945 United Kingdom general election in Northern Ireland

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13 seats in Northern Ireland of the 615 seats in the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader Sir Basil Brooke, Bt James McSparran
Party UUP Nationalist
Leader since 1943 1945
Leader's seat Did not stand Did not stand
Seats won 9 2

The 1945 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.

Results[edit]

This was the first general election to Westminster in ten years, as elections had been postponed for the duration of World War II.

In the election as a whole, the Conservative Party government, which included the Ulster Unionists, lost out to the Labour Party, and Sir Winston Churchill was succeeded as Prime Minister by Clement Attlee.

Results[1]
Party MPs Change Uncontested Votes[2] %[2]
Ulster Unionist 9 Decrease 2 1 392,450 53.7
Nationalist 2 Steady 0 148,078 18.8
Independent Unionist 1 Increase 1 0
Independent Labour 1 Increase 1 0
NI Labour 0 Steady 0 65,459 11.4
Common Wealth Labour 0 Steady 0 14,096 2.9
Total 13 Steady 7 719,765 100

MPs elected[edit]

Constituency Party MP
Antrim Ulster Unionist Samuel Haughton
Ulster Unionist Hugh O'Neill
Armagh Ulster Unionist William Allen
Belfast East Ulster Unionist Thomas Loftus Cole
Belfast North Ulster Unionist William Neill
Belfast South Ulster Unionist Conolly Gage
Belfast West Independent Labour Jack Beattie
Down Independent Unionist James Little
Ulster Unionist Walter Smiles
Fermanagh and Tyrone Nationalist Patrick Cunningham
Nationalist Anthony Mulvey
Londonderry Ulster Unionist Sir Ronald Ross, Bt
Queen's University of Belfast Ulster Unionist Douglas Savory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections to the United Kingdom Parliament held in Northern Ireland: General Election 1945". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (2006). British Electoral Facts. Ashgate. p. 33.