1918 Manchester North East by-election
The by-election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Labour MP, J. R. Clynes as Minister of Food Control in the wartime coalition government of David Lloyd George, following the death of Lord Rhondda.  Under the regulations of the day, Clynes was obliged to resign his seat and fight a by-election.
Clynes was re-selected by the Manchester Labour Party to contest the by-election and there being no other candidates putting themselves forward was returned unopposed. 
|Labour||J. R. Clynes||Unopposed||N/A||N/A|
- The Times, 10 July 1918 p7
- The Times, 17 July 1918 p3