1929 United Kingdom general election

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The 1929 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 30 May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament.wikipedia
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Second Baldwin ministry

Baldwin IIConservative Government1924–1929 Conservative Government
By 1929, the Cabinet was being described by many as "old and exhausted".
His second ministry ended following the so-called "Flapper Election" of May 1929.

1926 United Kingdom general strike

General Strike1926 General StrikeGeneral Strike of 1926
The election was fought against a background of rising unemployment, with the memory of the 1926 general strike still fresh in voters' minds.
Workers have learnt a new sense of their oneness and their power.' In the 1929 general election, the Labour Party won more seats than any other party in Parliament for the first time in its history.

Plaid Cymru

PCPlaidPlaid Cymru – The Party of Wales
The 1929 election was the first general election to be contested by the newly formed Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru.
In the 1929 general election the party contested its first parliamentary constituency, Caernarvonshire, polling 609 votes, or 1.6% of the vote for that seat.

Hung parliament

Hunghung assemblypolitical deadlock
The 1929 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 30 May 1929, and resulted in a hung parliament.
The elections of 1929 resulted in the last hung parliament for many years; in the meantime, Labour had replaced the Liberals as one of the two dominating parties.

Labour Party (UK)

Labour PartyLabourBritish Labour Party
In 1929 that party was Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party, which won the most seats in the House of Commons for the first time, but failed to get an overall majority.
In the 1929 general election, the Labour Party became the largest in the House of Commons for the first time, with 287 seats and 37.1% of the popular vote.

1951 United Kingdom general election

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It was the second of four general elections under the secret ballot and the first of three under universal suffrage in which a party lost the popular vote (i.e. gained fewer popular votes than another party) but gained a plurality of seats—the others of the four being 1874, 1951 and February 1974.
The others were January 1910, December 1910, 1929 and February 1974; it also happened in the 1874 election.

February 1974 United Kingdom general election

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It was the second of four general elections under the secret ballot and the first of three under universal suffrage in which a party lost the popular vote (i.e. gained fewer popular votes than another party) but gained a plurality of seats—the others of the four being 1874, 1951 and February 1974.
For the first time since 1929 the two largest political parties had received less than a combined share of 80% of the vote, and the Liberals had also won more than 10% of the vote.

Liberal Party (UK)

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The Liberal Party led by David Lloyd George regained some of the ground it had lost in the 1924 election, and held the balance of power.
In the 1929 general election, he made a final bid to return the Liberals to the political mainstream, with an ambitious programme of state stimulation of the economy called We Can Conquer Unemployment!, largely written for him by the Liberal economist John Maynard Keynes.

Ramsay MacDonald

MacDonaldJames Ramsay MacDonaldRt Hon. Ramsay MacDonald
In 1929 that party was Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party, which won the most seats in the House of Commons for the first time, but failed to get an overall majority.
At the May 1929 election, Labour won 288 seats to the Conservatives' 260, with 59 Liberals under Lloyd George holding the balance of power.

David Lloyd George

Lloyd GeorgeRt Hon. David Lloyd GeorgeBritish Prime Minister David Lloyd George
The Liberal Party led by David Lloyd George regained some of the ground it had lost in the 1924 election, and held the balance of power.
Even with the money the results at the 1929 general election were disappointing.

Dunbartonshire (UK Parliament constituency)

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1918 boundaries were used also in the general elections of 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1935 and 1945.

Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928

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The election was often referred to as the "Flapper Election", because it was the first election in which women aged 21–29 were allowed to vote, under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1928.
The Act added five million more women to the electoral roll and had the effect of making women a majority, 52.7%, of the electorate in the 1929 general election, which was termed the "Flapper Election".