Note: Broadhurst was an official Liberal MP who, as a leading Trade Unionist, was known as a Liberal/Labour politician. He was Secretary of the Trades Union Congress Parliamentary Committee (equivalent to the later office of General Secretary of the TUC) 1876-1885 and 1886-1890.
The votes figure in the 'Turnout' box is the number of registered electors.
For the purposes of % change and swing calculations, Liberal-Labour and Liberal candidates are considered to belong to the same party as are Conservative and Liberal Unionist candidates. Positive swing is towards the Conservative/Liberal Unionist candidate and negative swing is towards the Liberal-Labour/Liberal candidate. No swing figure is calculated unless the same two parties are in first and second place in both the present and the last election.
Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;