Keighley by-election, 1915

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The Keighley by-election, 1915 was a parliamentary by-election held for the House of Commons constituency of Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire on 29 June 1915.


The by-election was caused by the appointment of the sitting Liberal MP, Stanley Buckmaster as Lord Chancellor and his consequent elevation to the peerage. [1]


Keighley Liberals chose Sir Swire Smith as their candidate. Smith was a well-known locally in business and public life. He had become a national figure through his promotion of technical education. [2]

The result[edit]

There being no other candidates putting themselves forward Smith was returned unopposed. [3]

Keighley by-election, 1915
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Swire Smith Unopposed N/A N/A
Liberal hold Swing N/A

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William Goodhart, Stanley Owen Buckmaster in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, OUP 2004-09
  2. ^ Who was Who, OUP 2007
  3. ^ James Keighley Snowden, The Master Spinner (biography of Swire Smith), George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1921 p308