1921 Maltese general election

General elections were held in Malta on 18 and 19 October 1921.[1] The Maltese Political Union emerged as the largest party, winning 14 of the 32 seats in the Legislative Assembly and four of the seven elected seats in the Senate.[2] Joseph Howard became Prime Minister.

1921 Maltese general election
← 1917 18–19 October 1921 1924 →

32 seats in the Legislative Assembly
17 seats in the Senate
Party Leader % Seats
Legislative Assembly (17 seats for a majority)
Maltese Political Union Joseph Howard 39.07 14
Constitutional Party Gerald Strickland 25.31 7
Labour William Savona 23.16 7
Democratic Nationalist Enrico Mizzi 12.04 4
Senate (9 Seats for a majority)
Maltese Political Union 63.25 4
Labour 22.09 2
Constitutional Party 14.66 1
Appointed members 10
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister after
Joseph Howard
Political Union

Electoral systemEdit

The election used the single transferable vote system, with four members elected in eight districts.[3] Suffrage was limited to men.[4]


Legislative AssemblyEdit

Maltese Political Union7,99939.0714
Constitutional Party5,18325.317
Labour Party4,74223.167
Democratic Nationalist Party2,46512.044
Valid votes20,47599.23
Invalid/blank votes1590.77
Total votes20,634100.00
Registered voters/turnout27,40475.30
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


PartyFirst countSecond countSeats
Maltese Political Union1,61157.951,63563.254
Labour Party59821.5157122.092
Constitutional Party55319.8937914.661
Appointed members10
Source: Schiavone


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, pp183–184
  3. ^ The Parties' Parliamentary Seats, 1921 - 2013, By District
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1298