January 1910 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 Third party
 
Leader John Redmond Edward Carson William O'Brien
Party Irish Parliamentary Irish Unionist All-for-Ireland
Leader since 1900 1910 15 January 1910
Leader's seat Waterford City Dublin University Cork City
Seats before 81 16 New Party
Seats won 71 20 8
Seat change Decrease 10 Increase 4 New Party
Popular vote 74,047 68,982 23,605
Percentage 35.1% 32.7% 11.2%

The January 1910 United Kingdom general election in Ireland was held with ninety-nine of the seats 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.

The election had been called as H. H. Asquith sought a mandate for the People's Budget which had been presented by Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George, but had been rejected by the House of Lords. In the election as a whole, the Liberal Party lost its majority, and was dependent on the Irish Parliamentary Party, the breakaway All-for-Ireland League, and the Labour Party.

A second election was held in December, with broadly similar results.

Results

Party Leader Seats Votes
# of Seats Seat Change Uncontested # of Votes % of Votes
Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond 71 Decrease 10 57 74,047 35.1
Irish Unionist Edward Carson 20 Increase 4 8 68,982 32.7
All-for-Ireland League William O'Brien 8 New 0 23,605 11.2
Independent Nationalist 3 Increase 2 0 16,532 7.8
Liberal Party H. H. Asquith 1 Steady 0 20,357 9.6
Independent Unionist 0 Decrease 1 0 3,553 1.7
Labour Party Arthur Henderson 0 Steady 0 3,951 1.9
Total 103 Steady 65 211,027 100
Source: B.M. Walker[1]
Popular vote
Irish Parliamentary
35.09%
Irish Unionist
32.69%
All-for-Ireland
11.19%
Liberal
9.65%
Independent Nationalist
7.83%
Independent Unionist
1.68%
Labour Party
1.68%
Parliamentary seats
Irish Parliamentary
68.93%
Irish Unionist
19.42%
All-for-Ireland
7.77%
Independent Nationalist
2.91%
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. 171–176. ISBN 0901714127.