Kincardineshire by-election, 1908

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The Kincardineshire by-election, 1908 was a parliamentary by-election held for the British House of Commons constituency of Kincardineshire on 25 April 1908. The seat had become vacant when the sitting Liberal Member of Parliament John Crombie died on 22 March 1908. [1]

The election saw the picketting of polling stations by suffragettes protesting at the Liberal government's unwillingness to bring in votes for women. [2]

The Liberal candidate, Arthur Cecil Murray won the seat in a straight fight with his Conservative opponent S J Gammell. [3]


Arthur Murray
Kincardineshire by-election, 1908[4] Electorate
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Arthur Cecil Murray 3,661
Conservative S J Gammell 1,963
Majority 1,698


  1. ^ The Times, 23 March 1908
  2. ^ The Times, 27 April 1908
  3. ^ The Times House of Commons, 1910; Politico's Publishing 2004 p100
  4. ^ The Times, 28 April 1908

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