1929 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 James WithersConservative635639.80%elected
Godfrey Harold Alfred WilsonConservative506931.70%6046
Hubert Douglas HendersonLiberal309919.40%3131
Alexander WoodLabour14639.10%1480
Quota5330
Electorate23978
Turnout1598766.7%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
English Combined Universities
(2 seats)
1st count2nd
Eleanor Florence RathboneIndependent333133.30%4321
Sir William Martin ConwayConservative267926.80%3394
Prof. Robert Seymour ConwayLiberal223122.30%2281
Sir Lewis Amherst Selby-BiggeConservative176217.60%eliminated
Quota3335
Electorate13775
Turnout1000372.6%
Conservative hold
Independent gain from Liberal
London University
Ernest Gorden Graham Graham-LittleIndependent586953.50%
Walter Thomas LaytonLiberal292326.64%
Sir John William GilbertConservative217919.86%
Majority2946
Electorate15558
Turnout1097170.5%
Independent hold
Oxford University
(2 seats)
1st count2nd
Lord Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-CecilConservative601252.40%elected
George Gilbert Aimé MurrayLiberal327728.60%3529
Sir Charles William Chadwick OmanConservative217419.00%4112
Quota3822
Electorate15770
Turnout1146372.7%
Conservative hold
Conservative hold
Scottish Combined Universities
(3 seats)
1st count2nd
John BuchanConservative995939.70%elected
Dugald McCoig CowanLiberal669826.70%elected
Sir George Andreas BerryConservative575522.90%9262
James KerrLabour269110.70%2867
Quota6276
Electorate43192
Turnout2510358.1%
Conservative hold
Liberal hold
Conservative hold
University of Wales
Ernest EvansLiberal171263.48%
Rev. D RichardsLabour67124.88%
Sir Courtenay Cecil ManselConservative31411.64%
Majority1041
Electorate3623
Turnout269774.4%
Liberal hold