East Tyrone by-election, 1918

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The East Tyrone by-election of 1918 was held on 3 April 1918. The by-election was held due to the resignation of the incumbent Irish Parliamentary Party MP, William Redmond. It was won by the Irish Parliamentary candidate Thomas Harbison.[1]

Redmond had resigned in order to contest the Waterford by-election which had become vacant when his father, John Redmond, had died. The Sinn Féin candidate was Seán Milroy. The by-election was the last in a short string of by-elections where it seemed that the more moderate nationalists were regaining ground from Sinn Féin before being virtually wiped out in the 1918 general election in Ireland.

By-election 3 April 1918: Tyrone East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Nationalist Thomas Harbison 1802 59.6
Sinn Féin Seán Milroy 1222 40.4
Majority 580 19.1
Turnout 3024 43.92
Irish Nationalist hold Swing