Taunton by-election, 1909

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The Taunton by-election of 1909 was held on 23 February 1909. The by-election was held due to the ill health of the incumbent Conservative MP, Edward Boyle. It was won by the Conservative candidate William Wellesley Peel,[1] previously the MP for Manchester South.

Taunton by-election, 1909 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hon. William Robert Wellesley Peel 1,976 64.6
Labour Frank Smith 1,085 35.4 n/a
Majority 891 29.2
Turnout 80.4
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)