1922 Election Results

Page 15: Universities

Two and three-member constituencies used the Single Transferable Vote system. A quota is set which is ((number of votes/(number of seats + 1)) + 1). If a candidate achieves the quota they are elected and their surplus is redistributed according to voters' second etc. preferences. If no candidate achieves the quota, then the lowest is eliminated and their votes redistributed similarly. The process continues until as many candidates are elected as there are seats to fill.

Belfast Queen's University
Sir William WhitlaUlster UnionistUnopposed
Ulster Unionist hold
Cambridge University
(2 seats)
John Frederick Peel RawlinsonConservative419248.39%
James Ramsay Montagu ButlerIndependent Liberal345339.86%
William Ritchie SorleyConservative101811.75%
Quota2888
Electorate13592
Turnout866363.7%
Conservative hold
Independent Liberal gain from Conservative
English Combined Universities
(2 seats)
1st count2nd3rd4th5th
Sir Martin ConwayConservative96832.86%9821093elected
Herbert FisherNational Liberal81527.66%8218498831009
Prof. J. StrongIndependent57119.38%575595611813
L.S. WoolfLabour36112.25%361365366elim.
W.B. FaradayIndependent Conservative1414.79%206eliminated
S.C. LawrenceIndependent Conservative903.05%eliminated
Quota983
Electorate3967
Turnout294674.3%
Conservative hold
National Liberal hold
London University
Sir Sydney Russell Russell-WellsConservative383351.52%
Albert Frederick PollardLiberal218029.30%
Herbert George WellsLabour142719.18%
Majority1653
Electorate11000
Turnout744067.6%
Conservative hold
Oxford University
(2 seats)
1st count2nd
Lord Hugh CecilConservative318556.40%elected
G.G.A. MurrayLiberal144425.57%1594
Sir Charles OmanConservative101818.03%2170
Quota1883
Electorate9374
Turnout564760.2%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Scottish Combined Universities
(3 seats)
George Andreas BerryConservativeUnopposed
Dugald McCoig CowanLiberalUnopposed
Sir Henry CraikConservativeUnopposed
Conservative hold
Liberal gain from Coalition Liberal
Conservative hold
University of Wales
Thomas Arthur LewisNational Liberal49739.54%
Sir Ellis Ellis-GriffithLiberal45135.88%
Olive Annie WheelerLabour30924.58%
Majority46
Electorate1441
Turnout125787.2%
National Liberal hold