Forest of Dean by-election, 1911

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The Forest of Dean by-election was a Parliamentary by-election. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, elected by the first past the post voting system.

Previous result[edit]

General Election December 1910 [1] Electorate 10,336
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rt Hon. Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke 5,544 66.3
Conservative David Hope Kyd 2,820 33.7
Majority 32.6
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing

Candidates[edit]

Liberal Party Henry Webb Conservative Party David Hope Kyd

Result[edit]

Harry Webb
Forest of Dean by-election, 1911:[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Webb 6,174 66.5 +0.2
Conservative David Hope Kyd 3,106 33.5 -0.2
Majority 33.0 +0.4
Turnout
Liberal hold Swing +0.2

Aftermath[edit]

Webb was appointed as a Junior Whip in 1912, which required him to face the electorate again, when he was returned unopposed. A general election was due to take place by the end of 1915. By the autumn of 1914, the following candidates had been adopted [*approved but not adopted] to contest that election. Due to the outbreak of war, the election never took place.

General Election 1914/15: Electorate 11,513[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Webb
Labour

At the 1918 General Election, Webb received the coupon of endorsement from the Coalition government.

General Election 14 December 1918:[4] Electorate 27,624
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Wignall 9,731
Liberal Lt-Col. Sir Henry Webb 5,765
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918
  3. ^ Debrett's House of Commons 1916
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results 1885-1918