Darlington by-election, 1923

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The Darlington by-election, 1923 was a by-election held on 28 February 1923 for the British House of Commons constituency of Darlington in County Durham.

Vacancy[edit]

The seat had become vacant when the sitting Conservative Member of Parliament (MP), Herbert Pike Pease was elevated to the peerage as Baron Daryngton. He had held the seat since the December 1910 general election.

Electoral history[edit]

General Election, November 1922: Darlington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Herbert Pike Pease 13,286 49.7 −11.8
Labour W. J. Sherwood 9,048 33.8 N/A
Liberal T. Crooks 4,419 16.5 −22.0
Majority 4,238 15.9 −7.1
Turnout 26,753 88.0 +20.2
Conservative hold Swing N/A

Candidates[edit]

Result[edit]

On a slightly reduced turnout, Pease won the seat with a comfortable majority.

Darlington by-election, 28 February 1923[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Edwin Pease 14,684 56.6 +6.9
Labour W. J. Sherwood 11,271 43.4 +9.6
Majority 3,413 13.2 −2.7
Turnout 25,955 85.3 −2.7
Conservative hold Swing −1.4

Aftermath[edit]

Sherwood stood again at the general election in December 1923, losing again to Pease. Pease held the seat until his death in 1926.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949