1906 United Kingdom general election in Ireland

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103 seats for Ireland of the 670 seats in the House of Commons
  First party Second party
 
Leader John Redmond Walter Long
Party Irish Parliamentary Irish Unionist
Leader since 1900 1906
Leader's seat Waterford City South County Dublin
Seats before 77 18
Seats won 81 16
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 2
Popular vote 28,292 56,109
Percentage 21.5% 42.7%

The 1906 United Kingdom general election in Ireland was held in January 1906. Ninety-nine of the seats were in single-member districts using the first-past-the-post electoral system, and the constituencies of Cork City and Dublin University were two-member districts using block voting.

In the election as a whole, the Liberal Party won a clear majority in the election across the United Kingdom and Henry Campbell-Bannerman was appointed as Prime Minister. This was the first time since the split in the Liberal Party in 1886 that they governed without the support of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

Results

Party Leader Seats Votes
# of Seats Seat Change Uncontested # of Votes % of Votes
Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond 81 Increase1 73 28,292 21.5
Irish Unionist Walter Long 16 Decrease2 8 56,109 42.7
Russellite Unionist Thomas Russell 2 New 0 26,183 19.9
Liberal Unionist Joseph Chamberlain 1 Decrease 2 0 4,719 3.6
Independent Unionist 1 Increase 1 0 4,450 3.4
Independent Nationalist 1 Steady 1 3,931 3.0
Liberal Henry Campbell-Bannerman 1 Steady 0 2,966 2.3
Labour Keir Hardie 0 Steady 0 4,616 3.5
Independent Liberal Unionist 0 Steady 0 153 0.1
Total 103 Steady 82 131419 100
Source: B.M. Walker[1]
Popular vote
Irish Unionist
42.69%
Irish Parliamentary
21.53%
Russellite Unionist
19.92%
Liberal Unionist
3.59%
Labour Party
3.51%
Independent Unionist
3.39%
Independent Nationalist
2.99%
Liberal
2.56%
Independent
0.12%
Parliamentary seats
Irish Parliamentary
78.64%
Irish Unionist
15.53%
Russellite Unionist
1.94%
Liberal Unionist
0.97%
Independent Unionist
0.97%
Independent Nationalist
0.97%
Liberal
0.97%

See also

References

  1. ^ Walker, Brian Mercer (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922 (New History of Ireland). Royal Irish Academy. pp. 165–170. ISBN 0901714127.