Darlington by-election, 1926
The Labour Party candidate was 42-year-old Arthur Shepherd, and E. H. Pease stood for the Conservatives. Pease had not previously contested a parliamentary election, but Shepherd had contested Darlington in 1924, losing by over 2000 votes to William Pease.
On a slightly increased turnout, the result was a narrow victory for Shepherd. His share of the vote was lower than in 1924, when there had been no Liberal candidate, but the presence of a Liberal in the by-election impacted more heavily on the Conservatives than on Labour.
|Conservative||E. H. Pease||12,636||43.3||−10.5|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.4|
- Darlington constituency
- Darlington by-election, 1923
- Darlington by-election, 1983
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1918–1931)