1933 Irish general election

The 1933 Irish general election was held on Tuesday, 24 January. The newly elected members of the 8th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 8 February and President of the Executive Council and the 7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State were appointed. Fianna Fáil retained power, though fell one seat short of an overall majority.

1933 Irish general election

← 1932 24 January 1933 1937 →

153 seats in Dáil Éireann[a]
77 seats needed for a majority
Turnout81.3% Increase 4.8pp
  First party Second party
 
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Leader Éamon de Valera W. T. Cosgrave
Party Fianna Fáil Cumann na nGaedheal
Leader since 26 March 1926 April 1923
Leader's seat Clare Cork Borough
Last election 72 seats, 44.5% 56 seats, 35.2%
Seats won 77[a] 48
Seat change Increase4 Decrease8
Popular vote 689,054 422,495
Percentage 49.7% 30.5%
Swing Increase5.2% Decrease4.8%

  Third party Fourth party
 
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Leader Frank MacDermot William Norton
Party National Centre Party Labour
Leader since 1932 1932
Leader's seat Roscommon Kildare
Last election N/A 7 seats, 7.7%
Seats won 11 8
Seat change Increase11 Increase1
Popular vote 126,909 79,221
Percentage 9.2% 5.7%
Swing New party Decrease2.0%

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Percentage of seats gained by each of the three major parties, and number of seats gained by smaller parties and independents.

President of the Executive Council before election

Éamon de Valera
Fianna Fáil

President of the Executive Council after election

Éamon de Valera
Fianna Fáil

The general election took place in 30 parliamentary constituencies throughout the Irish Free State for 153 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.

ResultEdit

Election to the 8th Dáil – 24 January 1933[4][5][6]
Party Leader Seats ± % of
seats
First pref.
votes
% FPv ±%
Fianna Fáil Éamon de Valera 77[a] +5 50.3 689,054 49.7 +5.2
Cumann na nGaedheal W. T. Cosgrave 48 –9 31.4 422,495 30.5 –4.8
National Centre Party Frank MacDermot 11 New 7.2 126,909 9.2
Labour William Norton 8 +1 5.2 79,221 5.7 –2.0
Independent N/A 9 –5 5.9 68,882 5.0 –5.4
Spoilt votes 14,707
Total 153[a] 0 100 1,401,265 100
Electorate/Turnout 1,727,680 81.3%

Voting summaryEdit

First preference vote
Fianna Fáil
49.70%
Cumann na nGaedheal
30.47%
National Centre
9.15%
Labour
5.71%
Independent
4.97%

Seats summaryEdit

Dáil seats
Fianna Fáil
50.33%
Cumann na nGaedheal
31.37%
National Centre
7.19%
Labour
5.23%
Independent
5.88%

Government formationEdit

Excluding the Ceann Comhairle (speaker), Fianna Fáil won exactly half the seats and formed the 7th Executive Council of the Irish Free State with support from the Labour Party. Fianna Fáil eventually won enough by-elections to govern without Labour Party support.

First time TDsEdit

Re-elected TDsEdit

Outgoing TDsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Including Frank Fahy, returned automatically for the Galway as outgoing Ceann Comhairle, under Art. 21 of the Constitution, as amended by the Constitution (Amendment No. 2) Act 1927, and s. 2 of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1927.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Constitution (Amendment No. 2) Act 1927, s. 1: Re-election at general election of outgoing Chairman of Dáil Eireann (No. 6 of 1927, s. 1). Signed on 19 March 1927. Act of the Oireachtas. Irish Statute Book.
  2. ^ Electoral (Amendment) Act 1927, s. 2: Re-election of outgoing Ceann Comhairle (No. 21 of 1927, s. 2). Signed on 22 May 1927. Act of the Oireachtas. Irish Statute Book.
  3. ^ "8th Dáil 1933: Galway". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  4. ^ "8th Dáil 1933 General Election". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 4 June 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Dáil elections since 1918". ARK Northern Ireland. Archived from the original on 27 November 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  6. ^ Nohlen, Dieter; Stöver, Philip (2010). Elections in Europe: A data handbook. pp. 1009–1017. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7.