1919 Chester-le-Street by-election

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1919 Chester-le-Street by-election

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Candidate Lawson Gilmour
Party Labour NDLP
Popular vote 17,838 5,313

MP before election

Taylor
Labour

Subsequent MP

Lawson
Labour

The Chester-le-Street by-election of 1919 was held on 13 November 1919. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Labour MP, John Wilkinson Taylor. It was won by the Labour candidate Jack Lawson.[1]

Chester-le-Street by-election, 1919[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Lawson 17,838 77.1 n/a
National Democratic David Gilmour 5,313 22.9 n/a
Majority 12,525 54.2 n/a
Turnout 23,151 63.7 n/a
Labour hold Swing n/a

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ "Chester-le-Street Election". Tamworth Herald. 6 December 1919. Retrieved 5 October 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.