1929 Manx general election

General elections were held in the Isle of Man between 7 and 15 November 1929. Independent candidates won a majority of seats in the House of Keys.[1]

Electoral systemEdit

The 24 members of the House of Keys were elected from 11 constituencies,[2] which had between one and three seats.

Constituency Electorate Seats Date of election
Ayre 2,131 3 12 November
Castletown 1 N/A
Douglas North 8,095 3 13 November
Douglas South 2 N/A
Garff 2,332 2 13 November
Glenfaba 2,554 3 14 November
Michael 1,297 2 15 November
Middle 3,927 3 7 November
Peel 2,002 1 15 November
Ramsey 3,122 1 7 November
Rushen 4,543 3 12 November
Source: Sherratt

CampaignEdit

A total of 40 candidates contested the elections; 30 independents, eight from the Manx Labour Party and two from Independent Labour.[1]

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Manx Labour Party7,57318.877+1
Independent Labour6951.7300
Independents31,86279.4017−1
Total40,130100.00240
Registered voters/turnout30,003
Source: Sherratt

By constituencyEdit

Constituency Candidate Party Votes % Notes
Ayre D.J. Teare Independent 925 23.8 Re-elected
R. Cain Independent 829 21.3 Re-elected
A.J. Cottier Independent 698 18.0 Elected
J. Corlett Independent 544 14.0
E.B.C. Farrant Independent 493 12.7
C. Gill Independent Labour 396 10.2
Castletown Joseph Davidson Qualtrough Independent Re-elected unopposed
Douglas North A.B. Crookall Independent 4,004 29.5 Re-elected
T.R. Radcliffe Independent 2,795 20.6 Elected
J. Kelly Manx Labour Party 2,568 18.9 Elected
S. Norris Independent 2,564 18.9 Unseated
R.F. Fargher Independent 857 6.3
J.J. Cowley Independent 802 5.9
Douglas South A.J. Teare Manx Labour Party Re-elected unopposed
W.C. Craine Manx Labour Party Re-elected unopposed
Garff W.K. Cowin Manx Labour Party 868 35.0 Re-elected
T. Callow Independent 704 28.4 Re-elected
G.W. Filliter Independent 595 24.0
C.F. Corkhill Independent 310 12.5
Glenfaba F.S. Dalgleish Independent 950 31.5 Re-elected
R. Kneen Independent 929 30.8 Re-elected
W.P. Clucas Manx Labour Party 834 27.7
J. Duke Independent Labour 299 9.9
Michael J.F. Crellin Independent 742 46.5 Re-elected
T.H. Kneen Independent 444 27.8 Elected
J. Callister Independent 409 25.6
Middle C. Gill Independent 1,872 31.3 Re-elected
George Frederick Clucas Independent 1,664 27.9 Re-elected
W.F. Cowell Independent 1,372 23.0 Re-elected
A. Radcliffe Manx Labour Party 1,066 17.8
Peel Christopher R. Shimmin Manx Labour Party 861 59.6 Re-elected
W.R. Irving Independent 584 40.4
Ramsey W.H. Alcock Independent 1,207 51.8 Elected
A.H. Teare Independent 1,073 46.1 Unseated
L. Nelson Independent 48 2.1
Rushen R. Kneen Manx Labour Party 1,376 23.6 Elected
J.S. Kermode Independent 1,285 22.1 Elected
W. Moore Independent 1,120 19.2 Re-elected
W.A. Kelly Independent 1,118 19.2
A. Qualtrough Independent 925 15.9
Source: Sherratt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tom Sherratt (1979) Isle of Man parliamentary election results 1919 – 1979, p38
  2. ^ Sherratt, p39