1915 Arfon by-election

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The Arfon by-election, 1915 was a parliamentary by-election held on 6 July 1915 for the Arfon division of Caernarvonshire in North Wales, a constituency of the British House of Commons.

The by-election was caused by death at the age of 55 of the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) William Jones, a Junior Lord of the Treasury in H. H. Asquith's Liberal government, who had held the seat since the 1895 general election.

The only candidate nominated to contest the by-election was the Liberal Caradoc Rees, who was therefore elected unopposed. Rees held the seat until the constituency was abolished at the general election in December 1918.

1915 Arfon by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Griffith Caradoc Rees Unopposed
Registered electors
Liberal hold

See also[edit]


  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  • Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 469. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.