1916 Ashton-under-Lyne by-election

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The Ashton-under-Lyne by-election, 1916 was a by-election held on 23 December 1916 for the British House of Commons constituency of Ashton-under-Lyne.


The Conservative Albert Stanley was the only candidate nominated and was therefore declared elected unopposed.[1]

In exchange for his cession of the Conservative seat, the town's Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) Sir Max Aitken was elevated to the peerage as Baron Beaverbrook.

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  1. ^ "The New Ministers - Sir A Stanley and Mr Fisher Returned". The Times (41359): 3. 26 December 1916. Retrieved 9 April 2010.