1923 Newfoundland general election

The 1923 Newfoundland general election was held on 3 May 1923 to elect members of the 25th General Assembly of Newfoundland in the Dominion of Newfoundland. The Liberal Reform Party, an alliance between the Liberals led by Richard Squires and the Fishermen's Protective Union of William Coaker, formed the government. The Liberal-Labour-Progressive party, now led by William J. Higgins, formed the opposition. Squires was forced to resign as Prime Minister in 1923 after allegations of corruption were brought forward. William Warren became Liberal Reform Party leader and Prime Minister. After Warren's government was defeated following a motion of no confidence, Albert Hickman was asked to form a government and Warren joined Higgins in a new Liberal-Conservative Progressive Party.

1923 Newfoundland general election

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36 seats of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
19 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Richard Squires William J. Higgins
Party Liberal Reform Liberal-Labour-Progressive
Leader's seat St. John's West St. John's East
Last election 24 12
Seats won 23 13
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1

Prime Minister before election

Richard Squires
Liberal Reform

Prime Minister after election

Richard Squires
Liberal Reform

Seat totals edit

  Party Leader 1919 Seats won % change Popular vote (%)
  Liberal Reform Richard Squires 24 23
Liberal–Labour–Progressive William J. Higgins 12[1] 13
Totals 36 36

Elected members edit

References edit

  • Smallwood, Joseph R (1981). Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. Vol. v. 1. ISBN 0-920508-14-6.