1916 Rotherham by-election
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.
This was a safe Liberal seat and at the last General Election, Pease was re-elected comfortably;
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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.
- British parliamentary election results 1885-1918 by Craig, F. W. S.