Ilford by-election, 1920
The Ilford by-election of 25 September 1920 was held after the death of the Coalition Unionist Member of Parliament Sir William Peter Griggs. The Coalition retained the seat in the by-election. 
- Fredric Wise a stockbroker was the Coalition Unionist candidate.
- Joseph King was the Labour candidate, he was a former Liberal MP for North Somerset.
- Major John William Howard Thompson was the Liberal candidate a former MP for East Somerset.
British Pathe has newsreel footage of the three candidates standing outside their election count. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/election-at-ilford/query/election
|Ilford by-election, 1920|
|Coalition Conservative||Fredric Wise||15,612||54.38||-12.4|
|Liberal||John William Howard Thompson||6,515||22.69||+8.9|
|Coalition Conservative hold||Swing|
Wise was re-elected at the following General Election when Thompson again stood, but this time, beat the Labour candidate into third place.
|1922 General Election
|Unionist||Sir Fredric Wise||14,071||44.4||-10.0|
|Liberal||John William Howard Thompson||7,625||24.0||+1.3|
|Independent Unionist||FC Bramston||4,610||14.5||n/a|
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1918–1931)
- Ilford North by-election, 1954
- Ilford North by-election, 1978
- "Ilford Retained - Large Coalition Majority" (News). The Times (London). Saturday, 9 October 1920. (42537), col F, p. 10.
- "Ilford By-Election - Unionist Candidate Chosen" (News). The Times (London). Tuesdau, 24 August 1920. (42497), col C, p. 7.
- F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949