1915 Chesterton by-election

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The Chesterton by-election, 1915 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of the Chesterton or Western Division of Cambridgeshire on 13 February 1915.


The by-election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Liberal MP, the Rt. Hon. Edwin Montagu as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with a seat in the Cabinet. [1] Under the Parliamentary rules of the day had to resign and fight a by-election.


Montagu was re-selected to fight the seat by his local Liberal Association and as the wartime truce between the political parties was in operation [2] no opposing candidate was nominated against him.

The result[edit]

There being no other candidates putting themselves forward Montagu was returned unopposed. [3]

Chesterton by-election, 1915
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edwin Samuel Montagu Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A


  1. ^ Chandrika Kaul, Edwin Samuel Montagu in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online, 2004-11
  2. ^ The Times, 13 February 1915 p5
  3. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results, 1885-1918; Macmillan Press, 1974 p227

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