Liverpool West Derby by-election, 1919
The Liverpool West Derby by-election, 1919 was a parliamentary by-election held on 26 February 1919 for the British House of Commons constituency of Liverpool West Derby, in the County Palatine of Lancashire.
The seat had become vacant on the elevation to the peerage of the constituency's Unionist Member of Parliament (MP), Frederick Edwin Smith, as Baron Birkenhead. He had been raised to the peerage to take up the post of Lord Chancellor, an action described by the left wing Morning Post as "carrying a joke too far".
|Unionist||Rt Hon. Sir Frederick Edwin Smith||11,622||67.4||N/A|
- The Unionist Party selected as its candidate Rear-Admiral Sir William Reginald Hall. Hall was endorsed by the Coalition Government.
- George Nelson stood for the Labour Party. He had stood against Smith at the recent General Election.
Turnout was unsurprisingly low so soon after a General Election. Hall won the seat by a much reduced margin.
|Unionist||Sir William Reginald Hall||6,062||56.5||-10.9|