Swansea East by-election, 1919
The seat had become vacant when the Coalition Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) Thomas Jeremiah Williams had died on 12 June 1919, aged 46. He had held the seat since its creation at the 1918 general election.
|General Election 1918|
|Coalition Liberal||Thomas Jeremiah Williams||11,071||63.6|
|Coalition Liberal hold||Swing|
At a Labour Party conference in June, a resolution was passed in favour of using the strike weapon for political purposes.
The Coalition Liberal candidate, David Matthews, held the seat for his party, but with a greatly reduced majority.
|Swansea East by-election, 1919|
|Coalition Liberal||David Matthews||9,250||53.1||−10.5|
|Coalition Liberal hold||Swing||−10.5|
- Swansea East constituency
- Swansea East by-election, 1940
- Swansea East by-election, 1963
- List of United Kingdom by-elections (1918–1931)
- United Kingdom by-election records
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
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