The British General Election of 1929

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The British General Election of 1929

In the British general election of May 30, 1929, some twenty million voters will go to the polls in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to choose the 615 members who will constitute the next House of Commons. The present Parliament will come to a close on May 10, having served all but six months of the maximum five-year term, and the new Parliament will assemble in June. The leader of the party that is able, of itself or in combination with another, to command a majority in the new House of Commons, will become-or will remain-the Prime Minister, and his party will assume-or will retain-control of the administrative branch of the British government.

The election will be contested by ...

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