1923 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
Thomas SinclairUlster UnionistUnopposed
Ulster Unionist hold
Cambridge University
(2 seats)
1st count2nd
John Frederick Peel RawlinsonConservative420740.85%elected
James Ramsay Montagu ButlerIndependent Liberal324831.54%3283
Sir George Geoffrey Gilbert ButlerConservative284427.61%3560
Quota3434
Electorate14974
Turnout1029968.8%
Conservative hold
Conservative gain from Independent Liberal
English Combined Universities
(2 seats)
Sir William Martin ConwayConservative171144.13%
Herbert Albert Laurens FisherLiberal131633.94%
Joseph John FindlayLabour85021.92%
Quota1293
Electorate5008
Turnout387777.4%
Conservative hold
Liberal hold
London University
Sir Sydney Russell Russell-WellsConservative403750.15%
Albert Frederick PollardLiberal259332.21%
Herbert George WellsLabour142017.64%
Majority1444
Electorate11293
Turnout805071.3%
Conservative hold
Oxford University
(2 seats)
1st count2nd
Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-CecilConservative356043.77%elected
George Gilbert Aimé MurrayLiberal236829.11%2472
Sir Charles William Chadwick OmanConservative220627.12%2950
Quota2712
Electorate10814
Turnout813475.2%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Scottish Combined Universities
(3 seats)
Sir George Andreas BerryConservativeUnopposed
Dugald McCoig CowanLiberalUnopposed
Sir Henry CraikConservativeUnopposed
Conservative hold
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
University of Wales
George Maitland Lloyd DaviesChristian Pacifist57035.69%
Joseph JonesLiberal56035.07%
John EdwardsIndependent Liberal46729.24%
Majority10
Electorate1922
Turnout159783.1%
Christian Pacifist gain from Liberal