Kingston upon Hull Central by-election, 1911

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Vacancy[edit]

Seymour King the Conservative MP since 1885 was unseated on petition on 1 June 1911.

Electoral history[edit]

General Election December 1910: Hull Central[1]

Electorate 8,181

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sir Henry Seymour King 3,625 51.5 +1.4
Liberal Robert William Aske 3,418 48.5 -1.4
Majority 207 3.0
Turnout 86.1
Conservative hold Swing

The Candidates[edit]

  • Mark Sykes was chosen as the new Conservative candidate to defend the seat. He had contested unsuccessfully, the Buckrose seat in Yorkshire at both 1910 General Elections.
  • The Liberals re-selected Dr Robert Aske, their candidate here from the last election.

The Result[edit]

Hull Central by-election, 1911[2]

Electorate

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tatton Benvenuto Mark Sykes 3,823 51.9 +0.4
Liberal Robert William Aske 3,545 48.1 -0.4
Majority 3.8 +0.8
Turnout 7,368
Conservative hold Swing +0.4

Aftermath[edit]

A General Election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

General Election 14 December 1918 [3]

Electorate 31,421

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Unionist 13,805 80.1
Liberal Rev. Roderick Morris Kedward 3,434 19.9
Majority 10,371 60.2
Turnout 54.9
Unionist hold Swing
  • Sykes was the endorsed candidate of the Coalition Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918, FWS Craig
  3. ^ British parliamentary election results 1918-1949, FWS Craig