1916 Rotherham by-election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jack Pease

The Rotherham by-election was a Parliamentary by-election. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Vacancy[edit]

Rt Hon. Jack Pease had been Liberal MP for the seat of Rotherham since the 1910 Rotherham by-election. In 1916, he was appointed Postmaster General, an office of profit under the Crown and therefore required to seek re-election.

Electoral history[edit]

This was a safe Liberal seat and at the last General Election, Pease was re-elected comfortably;

General election December 1910: Rotherham[1] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jack Pease 9,385 67.5
Conservative J. H. Dransfield 4,511 32.5
Majority 4,874 35.0
Turnout 67.8
Liberal hold Swing

Result[edit]

Due to the war-time electoral truce between the main parties, Pease did not face a Unionist or Labour Party opponent. He was returned unopposed.

Aftermath[edit]

Pease was made Baron Gainford in 1917 which resulted in the 1917 Rotherham by-election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F. W. S.