1918 Manchester North East by-election

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The Manchester North East by-election, 1918 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Manchester North East on 16 July 1918.


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. [1] 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. [2]


Manchester North East by-election, 1915
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. R. Clynes Unopposed N/A N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Times, 10 July 1918 p7
  2. ^ The Times, 17 July 1918 p3