Monmouth Boroughs by-election, 1901
The by-election was triggered by the unseating of the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) Frederick Rutherfoord Harris, as a result of an election petition alleging irregularities in election spending.
The Liberal candidate was Albert Spicer, who had previously been the sitting MP but had lost in the previous general election. The result was a victory for the Conservative candidate Sheriff Joseph Lawrence, who held the seat, although the party's majority was halved.
Despite the intervention of a Labour Representation Committee candidate, the Liberal Party gained the seat;
|Conservative||E E Micholls||3,939||38.8||-13.1|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+4.8|
- The Times, 8 May 1901
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]