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
Liberal hold Swing


Liberal Party Henry Webb Conservative Party David Hope Kyd


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
Liberal hold Swing +0.2


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

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
Labour gain from Liberal Swing


  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