Ilford by-election, 1920

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Ilford in Essex, showing boundaries used from 1918 to 1945.

The Ilford by-election of 25 September 1920 was held after the death of the Coalition Unionist Member of Parliament Sir William Peter Griggs.[1] The Coalition retained the seat in the by-election. [1]

Candidates[edit]

Thompson

British Pathe has newsreel footage of the three candidates standing outside their election count. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/election-at-ilford/query/election

Result[edit]

Ilford by-election, 1920[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Coalition Conservative Fredric Wise 15,612 54.38 -12.4
Labour Joseph King 6,577 22.91 +3.4
Liberal John William Howard Thompson 6,515 22.69 +8.9
Turnout 28,704
Coalition Conservative hold Swing

Aftermath[edit]

Wise was re-elected at the following General Election when Thompson again stood, but this time, beat the Labour candidate into third place.

1922 General Election Electorate 45,013[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Unionist Sir Fredric Wise 14,071 44.4 -10.0
Liberal John William Howard Thompson 7,625 24.0 +1.3
Labour A West 5,414 17.1 -5.8
Independent Unionist FC Bramston 4,610 14.5 n/a
Majority 6,446 20.4 -11.1
Turnout 70.5
Unionist hold Swing -5.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ilford Retained - Large Coalition Majority". News. The Times (42537). London. 9 October 1920. col F, p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ilford By-Election - Unionist Candidate Chosen". News. The Times (42497). London. 24 August 1920. col C, p. 7. 
  3. ^ F W S Craig, British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949; Political Reference Publications, Glasgow 1949