Arfon by-election, 1911
The Arfon by-election, 1911 was a parliamentary by-election held on 11 February 1911 for the Arfon division of Caernarvonshire in North Wales, a constituency of the British House of Commons. It was the first by-election to be held after the December 1910 general election.
The by-election was held because the sitting Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) William Jones had been appointed as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in H. H. Asquith's Liberal government, and until the 1920s MPs appointed to positions in government had to seek re-election. Jones had held the seat since the 1895 general election, and at the by-election he was re-elected unopposed.
Jones died in 1915, triggering another by-election
- Arfon (UK Parliament constituency)
- Arfon by-election, 1915
- List of United Kingdom by-elections
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