Inverness by-election, 1922
The by-election was caused by the resignation of the sitting Coalition Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Rt Hon. Sir Thomas Brash Morison, upon his appointment as a Senator of the College of Justice. Morison had held the seat since 1917.
At the last general election, the Liberal candidate, Sir Thomas Morison was elected with the endorsement of the Coalition Government.
|Liberal||Sir Thomas Brash Morison||7,991||n/a|
|Highland Land League||George James Bruce||2,930||n/a|
The Inverness Liberal Association chose as their candidate to defend the seat, Sir Murdoch Macdonald. Macdonald was a supporter of the Coalition Government and received the additional support of the Inverness Unionist Association. The Scottish Liberal Federation, who were opposed to the Coalition Government, organised support for Mackenzie Livingstone, who was adopted as an Independent Liberal candidate.
The result was a victory for the Coalition Liberal candidate.
|Coalition Liberal||Sir Murdoch Macdonald||8,340||51.0|
|Independent Liberal||Alexander Mackenzie Livingstone||8,024||49.0|
|Coalition Liberal hold||Swing|
|National Liberal||Sir Murdoch Macdonald||9,796|
|Independent Liberal||Alexander Mackenzie Livingstone||8,785|
|National Liberal hold||Swing|
- Whitaker's Almanack, 1920
- "News in Brief." Times [London, England] 6 Mar. 1922: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 7 June 2016.
- The Times, 20 November 1922